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Ray Cruz

Ray Cruz

Information about the typeface designer Ray Cruz and his fonts.

After graduating from New York City's High School of Art & Design in 1962, he began his career as an apprentice in several of New York's top custom lettering studios. While working at John Schaedler, Inc., he designed many typefaces for the Photo-Typositor - a photographic headline typesetting machine. His expertise in custom lettering and typographic design has brought him notoriety from ad agencies, publishers, and packaging design firms. Ray was commissioned by designer Muts Yasumura to produce the typeface for the US Postal Service, which can still be seen on mail delivery trucks today.

Designing new typefaces is Ray's hobby. His wide variety of typestyles are currently published by Agfa/Monotype, Bitstream MyFonts.com and Garage Fonts. As a type director and designer at Y&R, he designed custom typefaces for Xerox Corp., Pella Windows and many other clients. Ray is now working from his home designing logos, custom hand-lettering, book jackets and typefaces.

He has received over 30 graphic and type design awards from TDC, AIGA, ADC and other art associations. He is a member of the Type Directors Club, the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA) and the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI). Ray is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University.

[Ray Cruz, April 2006]

Fonts designed by Ray Cruz:

Bandolera
Bandolero
Cantina
P22 Cruz Ballpoint
P22 Cruz Brush
P22 Cruz Calligraphic
Cruz Cantera
Cruz Cantera BT Bold
Cruz Grafica
Cruz Grafica Inline
Cruz Handy Bold
Cruz Handy Light
Cruz Swinger
Elegante
Fat Albert BT
Fat Albert BT Outline
Fat Albert BT Shadow
Homeland BT
Homeland BT Light
Romantica Condensed
Troubadour
Vera Cruz BT

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