Charles Jay Strong
American lettering artist, 1866–1910. Founder of the Detroit School of Lettering in 1898/1899. [Jay] Author of various sign painting and show card lettering books in the early 20th century.
First published in 1910, the second edition of Strong’s Book of Designs from 1917 is authored both by Charles Jay Strong and his oldest son and successor as president of the Detroit School of Lettering, Lawrence Stewart Strong (1888–1977). The alphabet designs bear no individual credits.