Leach, Mortimer

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Leach, Mortimer

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From ArtCenter Catalog:
Minneapolis School of Art, American Academy of Art, Chicago. Professional background includes 15 years experience in New York as freelance lettering artist for Old Gold Cigarettes, Woodbury Soap, Jergens Lotion, Veedol Motor Oil, etc. Awarded medal for lettering in 1947 Annual West Coast Art Directors Exhibit in San Francisco. Currently identified with following accounts: Acme Beer, Lockheed, Hunts Foods, Union Oil, Mobilgas, Chevrolet, etc. Author of “Lettering for Advertising” and “Letter Design in the Graphic Arts”.


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Faculty, Advertising Design, Lettering, circa 1950-1972

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Riley Cran designed "Mort Modern" typeface in Leach's honor.

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