Monday, February 4, 2008

Woody Allen's favorite typeface

The typeface Woody Allen uses in the titles of nearly all his movies is white Windsor-EF Elongated on black.

"I’m currently taking a typeface design course with Ed Benguiat, and just last night he described a time when he would have breakfast at the same New Jersey diner every morning. Among the other that would dine there was Woody Allen. On one occasion [between 1975 and 1977], referring to Benguiat as a 'printer,' Allen asked him what a good typeface was. Benguiat had an affinity for WINDSOR and suggested it to him that morning. He’s used it in every film since." -posted by Randy J. Hunt

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