Beesknees ITC font family

ITC Beesknees? was created in 1972 by David Farey, a British graphic and type designer. Influences for Mr Farey's type designs tend to be American, and Beesknees is no exception. He credits Pushpin Studio, Peter Max, Bob Zoell, and the Marx Brothers for much of the inspiration in this design. Farey has long admired both the cinematic humor and typographic titles of the Marx Brother films. Originally, the face was to be called "Horse Feathers" or "Monkey Business" after the famous Marx Brothers films. "Monkey Business" stuck for a short while, but it was later shortened to just "Business" and soon thereafter became "Beesknees." Since it is a caps-only face, Mr Farey claims that in reality it should have been named "Half-a bee," or perhaps "Knees." A former employee of the Letraset design office, Mr Farey is the managing director of the London design shop, Panache Graphics.

Beesknees ITC

Beesknees ITC

Versions 1.01
File name beesknee.ttf
Copyright Copyright (c) International Typeface Corporation 1996. Portions Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation 1996. All rights reserved.
Trademark ITC Beesknees is a Trademark of International Typeface Corporation.
Font vendor ITC
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Number of glyphs
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

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Access 97 SR2 1.00
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Picture It! 2002 1.01
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