Emigre #15: Do You Read Me? (opening spread)
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Was this the first use of Keedy Sans?
From Mr. Keedy via email:
It depends on which Keedy Sans you mean.
I designed a typeface for my own use in 1988 called Bondage Bold that I used until 1991 for LACE and CalArts.
That is where Rudy first saw it.
It was Bondage Bold that was used in Emigre Issue #15, the first time it was used in Emigre was Issue #13. And I also used Bondage Bold as guest editor in issue #17.
After I agreed to let Emigre release it as Keedy Sans (Ed Fella told me to change the name) I was “schooled” by Zuzana in how to draw bézier’s correctly in Fontographer. Zuzana did some of the drawing (mostly because I was taking too long) as well as offer suggestions to make it less wonky and told me to add a regular weight because Emigre did not sell single weight fonts at that time.
I think the first time Keedy Sans, the commercial Emigre version, was in print was the last page of Emigre #20 (1991) that announced it as the newest release.
Then I used it as guest editor for Emigre #21.
I think of Bondage Bold as the early (feral) version of Keedy Sans and it was first printed and used in 1988.