I do remember reading something by him. It was quite a while ago, I think I was in high school. Who could forget such a unique name.
I did read several times "Practical Sign Shop Operation" by a Ralph Gregory. He actually lived and worked for years in a towm about an hour from here. Several years later I went and visited him. He had been retired for some time and did no longer letter. He told me he was working on a book of cartooning thru Signs of the Times Publishing, but saddly he never got to finish it.
He had a son who was the finest layout/lettering person I have ever seen. But he was quite a character around here, his name still comes ou every once in a while. At the time I was too inexperienced and shy to approach him.
According to his father, he eventually moved to California and was a set painter at Disney.
Enjoy your new found book and this time don't loose it!
-------------------- Curt Stenz Graphics 700 Squirrel Lane Marathon, WI 54448 Posts: 590 | From: Marathon, WI 54448 | Registered: Dec 1998
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Tettaton also had a book of alphabets, some hand lettered, some typefaces I recall. I still have Ralph Gregory's book on sign painting. Painting a backlit face red letters by stippling with a rag so no brush strokes show, then outlining in black. I did that a few times.
-------------------- Chuck Peterson Designs San Diego, CA Posts: 1050 | From: San Diego, CA USA | Registered: Nov 1998
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