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Phil Martin

1923 Dallas, Texas, USA – Oct. 4, 2005

Adroit by Phil Martin for TypeSpectra in 1981

Agenda by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1976

Avalon by Phil Martin for VGC in 1972

Cloister AI by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1975

Criterion by Phil Martin for TypeSpectra in 1982

Design by Phil Martin in 1960s?

Didoni by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1969

Eight Ball by George Thomas, Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1971

Endowed Jones by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in ca. 1970

Fat Chance by Phil Martin for Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1971

Fotura Biform by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1969

Fotura Ultra Black by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations

Harem by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1969

Helvetica Flair by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in ca. 1969

Introspect by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1971

Jolly Roger by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1970

Kabell by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1971

Martin Gothic by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1987

Martinique by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1970

Opulent by George Brian for TypeSpectra in 1975

Polonaise by George Brian, Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1977

Scenario by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1974

Sequel by Phil Martin for TypeSpectra in 1970s

Souvenir Gothic by George Brian, Phil Martin for TypeSpectra in 1977

Stark by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1970

Supercooper by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1970

Univers Flair by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1970s

Viant by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1977

Wordsworth by Phil Martin for Alphabet Innovations in 1973

AI is Alphabet Innovations International, Inc.
TS is TypeSpectra, Inc.

mm2000s.net

He was born in Dallas and came here after retiring as a writer, singer-songwriter, commercial artist, and comedian. As a high school student, he worked as an assistant artist on the nationally syndicated Ella Cinders, and at 18 wrote and drew Swing Sisson, the Battling Band Leader, for Feature Comics. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, where he served as a bombardier in Lintz, Austria. On his 28th mission shelling the yards in Lintz, his B-24 was hit and he was listed as missing in action until the war in Europe ended. He was a comedian on The Early Birds Show on WFAA in Dallas. As a commercial artist, he founded two multinational corporations to market typeface designs and is credited for designing 4 percent of all typefaces now used. He also wrote columns and articles for typographic publications. Locally, he sang original lyrics to old pop standards in area piano bars, and in 1999 produced 59 issues of the Web book Millennium Memorandum, changing the title to MM2000 when he issued the first edition of the new Millennium on Jan. 3, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones Martin; and a cousin, Lorrie Hankins, Casper, Wyo. National Cremation Society, Largo.