Type Gallery – Mezz
Font Designer: Michael Harvey, 1993
Clarinetist Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow (1899–1972) was a remarkable jazz musician, as becomes evident upon reading his autobiography Really the Blues. His sharp tone and serpentine lines inspired English lettering artist and jazz lover Michael Harvey to create a condensed, oblique display typeface with the look of a chiseled alphabet in the musician’s honor. Vertical formats such as book jackets and posters will be invigorated by Mezz as the display face.