Impact font family

Geoffrey Lee designed this face, first issued in 1965 by the famous Sheffield foundry, Stephenson Blake. The mid-1960s marked the height of a fashion for bold condensed faces that probably originated when Paris Match cut up prints of the Schmalfette Grotesk font, which had been drawn by Walter Haettenschweiler. Because Impact was less condensed than Schmalfette, designers often used the two fonts together as companion faces. Even without Schmalfette, you can use Impact for, well, impact.


Impact version history

Version 2.35 - This version includes some minor table updates, but no new glyphs.

Version 2.30 - Impact version 2.30 extends the WGL4 version to include the euro currency symbol.

Version 2.20 - Impact version 2.20 was one of our original Core fonts for the Web posted on 1 March 1996. It is also supplied with Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 released on 13 August 1996 and Internet Explorer 4.

Impact

Impact

Versions 5.10
File name impact.ttf
Authors Geoffrey Lee
Copyright © 2011 The Monotype Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Impact is a trademark of Stephenson Blake (Holdings) Ltd.
Trademark Impact is a trademark of Stephenson Blake (Holdings) Ltd.
Font vendor Agfa Monotype Corporation
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
869 IBM Greek
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
863 MS-DOS Canadian French
861 MS-DOS Icelandic
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
857 IBM Turkish
855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
852 Latin 2
775 MS-DOS Baltic
737 Greek; former 437 G
850 WE/Latin 1
437 US
Number of glyphs 1019
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

Licensing info

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Access 2000 2.30
Access 97 SR2 2.20
Creative Writer 2 1.10
Excel 2000 2.30
FrontPage 2000 2.30
FrontPage 98 1.10
Greetings 99 2.30
Home Publishing 99 2.30
Internet Explorer 4.0 2.20
Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1 2.20
Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2 2.30
Internet Explorer 5 2.30
Motocross Madness 2.20
Office 2000 Premium 2.30
Office 4.3 Professional 1.10
Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2 2.20
Office 97 SR1a 2.20
Outlook 2000 2.30
PhotoDraw 2000 2.20
Picture It! 2000 2.35
Picture It! 2002 2.35
Picture It! 98 2.30
Picture It! 99 1.10
PowerPoint 2000 2.30
Publisher 2000 2.30
Publisher 97 2.20
Publisher 98 2.20
TrueType Font Pack 2 1.10
Windows 2000 2.35
Windows 7 5.00
Windows 8 5.10
Windows 98 2.20
Windows 98 Second Edition 2.30
Windows Server 2003 2.35
Windows Server 2008 5.00
Windows Vista 5.00
Windows XP 2.35
Windows XP SP2 2.35
Word 2000 2.30
Works 4.5a 1.10
Works 9 2.36