Allen Stingray was added to Photo-Lettering’s catalog sometime after their Alphabet Thesaurus, Vol. 2 came out in 1965. Here it can be seen in early use on an album by R&B singer Esther Philips (1935–1984) from 1970, recorded live at Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper Club, Los Angeles.
Stingray is a face that needs to be used in big sizes. In Loring Eutemey’s cover design, the typography isn’t exactly tiny. Still, it’s already too small and too much for John S. Allen’s banger to really shine. Photography by Emerson-Loew.