Benguiat quotation

speter's picture

In Matrix 8, "How Far the Abracadabra", Philip Gallo writes:

"I once heard that Ed Benguiat, when questioned what prompted ITC Benguiat, said, 'I was shooting for Times Roman'."

Is there any other source for this, or is it strictly apocryphal?

dezcom's picture

I thought I heard Ed repeat that at TypeCon NYC but I am not sure.


.00's picture

I guess he missed!

.00's picture

I've heard him say the following on a number of occasions: "Do you know you have to be dead to be on a postage stamp. I think they should put Jean Harlow on a postage stamp." I will not repeat why he thought that was a good idea!

kentlew's picture

But they're all self-adhesive now, James.

PublishingMojo's picture

Speaking of hitting what you're not aiming for, Wernher von Braun was the architect of Hitler's V-2 rocket, but after the war he became high-profile NASA scientist. When he was lionized in the 1960 biographical film I Aim at the Stars, satirist Mort Sahl suggested the subtitle But Sometimes I Hit London.

dtw's picture

As Tom Lehrer attributed to him, "Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department, says Wernher von Braun."

dezcom's picture

"But they’re all self-adhesive now"

LOL!!! :-) A scream, Kent!


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