Elegy – the wait is over!
In the early 1970s Ed Benguiat
drew the International Typeface Corporation’s logo, a flowing script that many have hoped would one day be expanded into a complete font.
From 2008, Jim Wasco
of Monotype Imaging – with Benguiat’s blessing – took up the challenge. After two challenging years, Elegy
™ was completed.
“I knew that developing the typeface would present many challenges, but I felt strongly that Ed Benguiat’s lettering deserved to be preserved as a font that graphic designers could take creative advantage of.” – Jim Wasco
Elegy makes good use of modern OpenType features to really make this script shine, and introduces some of the spontaneity of Ed Benguiat’s original logotype.
And what did Ed Benguiat have to say about the completed typeface?
“WOW! It’s absolutely beautiful. Jim Wasco has done a magnificent job of turning my logo into a great typeface design.”
A glowing tribute for a very fine typeface. Do take a closer look at this elegant and very accomplished script.