A 1970 Headliners original. Designed by Critt Graham based on his lettering for a financial ad. [Headliners specimen] Comes in 9 styles with inventive names; Hairy, Over-Easy, Critt ’n’ Grits, Love (shown), True Blue, El Boldo, Beautifully Black (like El Boldo with filled counters), False (outlined), Shazam (outlined and shaded).
True Critt Beautifully Black was carried by Formatt as Optica [1974 catalog] and by Solotype as Tester [Art Deco Display Alphabets, Dover Book, 1982] and True Grit [1992 catalog].
Jason is a similar face of unknown origin. It’s shown in Bold and Outline styles in a c.1976 Fürst catalog.