He worked as a production assistant on educational TV programs, (c. 1965-66), with exciting titles like ‘Maths In Action!’ The The shows were presented by Benedict Nixon – a man who wasn’t a professional TV presenter. Benedict was a computer scientist at the Institute of Computer Science, (home of The London Atlas). For more information about how Dr. Nixon got Tony access to Atlas, please see my talk here.
Why Did Tony use Letraset?
Basically he was saving on computing time. It would’ve taken Atlas and the microfilm recorder ages to draw his font of choice, plotting the curves using tiny short lines, and then colouring the lot in line by line. Even a simpler font would have eaten up computing time. I’ll go into more detail in the eBook – thanks to oracle, Prof Bob Hopgood.