BOGO is a friendly and graceful font with an Art Nouveau feel. It was inspired by the light variant of Morris Fuller Benton’s classic Hobo that appeared in 1915 and seems not to have digitized. I completely redrew the typeface from historic examples, maintaining its curvy lines and descender-free lowercase. BOGO has a lightness and elegance that is sometimes lacking in Hobo and its many imitators.
The sixth in my series of monograms fonts, ENTWINED MONOGRAMS is designed to make 2-letter monograms this unique decorative style. Inspired by an example of c. 1903 lettering by J. G. Schelter & Giesecke, Leipzig, as reproduced in Treasury of Authentic Art Nouveau Alphabets (Dover, 1984). Characteristic of art of that period, the letters are fanciful and biomorphic.