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Elroy

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Latin

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Oscar Bauer

Elroy is Leroy’s long lost straight brother

 

Oscar & Ewan produced Leroy for use on Bonobo’s Black Sands album, released on Ninja Tune in 2010.

Leroy is based on a technical drawing found in a 60’s model car magazine. The type was drawn with a lettering set, a system used around that time to letter maps and other precision drawings. It was presumably similar to Keuffel & Esser’s Leroy set, hence the name. Many of Leroy’s quirks have been embellished and modified from that particular drawing, such as the pregnant ‘B’, tilted ‘e’ and short tails on the 6 & 9.

The commercial release has been refined since its first incarnation with a full character set and a backslant cut referencing the K&E lettering templates, where the characters slant backwards in order to draw them with the scribe.

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Elroy Regular
30.00 €
Elroy Bold
30.00 €
Full family (2 fonts)
60.00 €
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Elroy was named in 1858, supposedly after a place in Scotland. By another account, the original residents chose "LeRoy" as the name for the community and its post office, but were informed that another community in the state had that name already. Switching the first two letters was suggested and adopted. A post office called Elroy has been in operation since 1862. Elroy was for many years an important railroad hub in the area. The Baraboo Air Line reached Elroy in the 1870s. The Air Line was later acquired by the Chicago and North Western Railway and the line was pushed on to Sparta, Wisconsin. It eventually became the main line of the CNW between Chicago, Illinois and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway also became a presence in Elroy when its line was built south from Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. Both railroad companies kept roundhouses and other operations in Elroy. Rail traffic on the Elroy portion of the CNW eventually declined, due to the construction of better mainline trackage further to the north (via AdamsNecedah, and Wyeville). The rails on this portion were taken up in the mid-1960s and the right-of-way was converted into the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, as it remains today. The CNW tracks from Elroy southeast to Reedsburg, Wisconsin, along with those of the north-south Omaha line, were taken up in the 1990s, and these rights-of-way are now known as the "400" State Trail, and the Omaha Trail, respectively.
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