Ed Benguiat (1924-2020) was an American typographer, designer, and lettering artist whose influence on the creative world is hard to fathom. In addition to having served as associate editor of Esquire magazine (whose logo he designed), he was a prestigious jazz percussionist (under the name Eddie Benart), aviator pilot, teacher (with more than 50 years of teaching career) and for some time , also worked retouching "scandalous" images in magazines.
Ed Benguiat: Stranger Things, Esquire, and the 600 Fonts of a Unique Typographer 2 The Barcelona'92, Esquire and The New York Times logos created by typographer Ed Benguiat. But without a doubt, the creative area in which he stood out and Banner Design left an indelible mark was typography. After studying calligraphy and typography under Paul Standard, he dedicated himself to the creation of more than 600 typefaces. Not only is he one of the most prolific typographers in the history of design, but each of his creations, designs, and redesigns were used in many brands, publications, and pop culture items that we see on a daily basis.
He knows more about his work and discovers some of his most important sources. Ed Benguiat: Stranger Things, Esquire, and the 600 Fonts of a Unique Typographer 4 Ed Benguiat. ITC specimen Benguiat Gothic (1979). Cary Graphic Arts Collection. snapshot of a life As a child, Ed was able to enjoy a virtually unlimited supply of drawing supplies, due to his father's job at a department store as a display manager. From the age of 9, Ed started practicing lettering and creating posters with his father's tools.