Alphabet A


Jane Davis Doggett graduated from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1956 with a master's degree in graphic design and worked under the responsibility of Josef Albers, a color theorist, and head of the graphic design department at Yale University. In the 1959 Memphis Airport project, she created a typeface called "Alphabet A," which was designed to be completely legible from a distance, to be used as the standardized font throughout the airport. Additionally, she designed a visual airport wayfinding system using this font, which later became utilized in other airports such as Tampa International Airport, George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.