Playbill font family

The idea of having an Egyptian face whose horizontals were thicker than the verticals seems to have surfaced only a few years after the Battle of Waterloo. Designs of this kind were given names like Italienne or, later in England, French Antique. In 1938, the Stephenson Blake type foundry revived this look, with the appropriately named Playbill, and others followed. It seems proper to start with the first and best known.

Playbill

Playbill

Versions 1.51
File name playbill.ttf
Authors
Copyright Typeface © 1992 Stphenson Blake (Holdings) Ltd. Data © 1992 URW. Portions © 1992 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Trademark Playbill ? Trademark of Stephenson Blake (Holdings) Ltd.
Font vendor
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Number of glyphs
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

Licensing info

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Access 97 SR2 1.50
Greetings 99 1.50
Home Publishing 99 1.50
Office 2000 Premium 1.50
Office 2007 1.51
Office 2007 Professional Edition 1.51
Office 2010 1.10
Office 4.3 Professional 1.10
Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2 1.50
Office 97 SR1a 1.50
Office Professional Edition 2003 1.51
PhotoDraw 2000 1.50
Picture It! 2000 1.51
Picture It! 2002 1.51
Picture It! 98 1.50
Picture It! 99 1.10
Publisher 2000 1.50
Publisher 2007 1.51
Publisher 97 1.50
Publisher 98 1.50
TrueType Font Pack 2 1.10
Windows Small Business Server 2003 1.51