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Ed Benguiat

American typographer and lettering artist

Died when: 92 years 354 days (1115 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Ed Benguiat

Ephram Edward Benguiat (;October 27, 1924 – October 15, 2020) was an American typographer and lettering artist.He crafted over 600 typeface designs including Tiffany, Bookman, Panache, Souvenir, Edwardian Script, and the eponymous Benguiat and Benguiat Gothic.

He was also known for his designs or redesigns of the logotypes for Esquire, The New York Times, Playboy, McCall’s, Reader’s Digest, Photography, Look, Sports Illustrated, The Star-Ledger, The San Diego Tribune, AT&T, A&E, Coke, Estée Lauder, Ford, and others.

Other notable examples of Benguiat’s work are the logotypes for the original Planet of the Apes film, Super Fly and The Guns of Navarone, and the typeface for the opening credits for Stranger Things.

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