Jazz Lettering

Graphic artist Reagan Ray isolated Jazz artists’ names from their album covers and laid them all out next to each other. It’s remarkable how much the typography is reflective of the artist. John Coltrane’s improvisational style can seem a bit frantic but nevertheless always fits, like his last name. So many of Art Blakey’s recordings are live and everything is so spontaneous, just like his name. Regardless, Reagan Ray has a new fan in me.