The Photo Typositor was a major display phototypesetting machine invented by Murray Friedel in 1959 and marketed by the Visual Graphics Corporation (VGC). [Peter Bain]
The Photo Typositor 3000, which was advertised as new in U&lc, vol. 2, no. 2 from June 1975, and its follow-up, the 3100, have a nameplate in tightly spaced caps from Skin & Bones, a bi-line typeface designed by Douglas F. Jones and released by VGC in c. 1972.
The logo for the 3200 model switches to another variety of Bauhaus-y letterforms [edit: namely Blippo, see the comment by Mark Simonson]. The name is now rendered as “phototypositor”, in all lowercase letters, without space.
This is fascinating—thanks for posting this.
It’s a bit hard to see, but I think the later logo was set in Blippo.
Thanks, Mark! I had checked several of the usual suspects, but must have skipped Blippo. With the characteristic ‘2’ and ‘3’, it indeed looks like a match. This (lighter) Bold weight is not available in digital form, is it?
Thank you so much for posting this. Murray Friedel was my grandfather. He was also an amazing photographer.
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