Rodger Whitlock was infected by a love for letter forms at an early age, thanks to his father's copy of Samuel Welo's "Studio Handbook" (1930), which he still possesses. He also retains copies of ancient writing systems laboriously copied by hand from library books during his school days. During his university days (1961-1965) he helped put out the student newspaper at Caltech, which involved visiting the printer and being exposed to some of the mysteries of hot and cold type. This is when he first learned to love Garamond and Cooper Bold.
In our cybernetic age, his interest in type is strictly that of the amateur and he freely admits to being a member of typo-l's peanut gallery. His most prized font is probably Eaglefeather, but he has his eye on ITC Golden Type.