Leroy

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Release Year
2011
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Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Digital
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"display, 1960s, sans serif

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Oscar & Ewan produced Leroy for use on Bonobo’s Black Sands album, released on Ninja Tune in 2010.

Leroy was based on a technical drawing found in a 60’s model car magazine. The type was drawn with a lettering set, a system used around that time to letter maps and other precision drawings. It was presumably similar to Keuffel & Esser’s Leroy set, hence the name. Many of Leroy’s quirks were embellished from that particular drawing, such as the pregnant ‘B’, tilted ‘e’ and short tails on the 6 & 9, which differ from those on the lettering templates we’ve seen.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on April 21, 2012, 08:49am EST

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