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Keuffel & Esser Leroy Lettering Guides

When you hit print on your computer and listen to the motors, gears and rollers come to life, you sometimes lose sight of how much harder it was at one time to produce a repeatable typeface where a press was not feasible. For architects and engineers, plans needed to be legible to avoid confusion. In 1937 the K+E Leroy lettering tools were released and became so popular that by the 1960’s the GSA required all engineering documents being submitted to the US Government to be lettered in the K+E Gothic template.  (more…)