Windsor is an old style serif display typeface created in 1905 by Eleisha Pechey for the Stephenson Blake type foundry. Capitals M and W are widely splayed, P and R have very large upper bowls. The Lowercase a, h, m and n of the Windsor font have angled right hand stems, e has an angled cross-stroke. Besides the basic font it is also available in two other styles, Light and Roman. Various foundries introduced minor variations so that today there are versions by Linotype, Elsner+Flake, URW++, Mecanorma and Stephenson Blake.
In popular culture
Director Ingmar Bergman used the font in several of his most personal films, including Persona and Hour of the Wolf. Woody Allen was influenced by Bergman and used multiple references to him in his films, including the use of the Windsor font.
Beginning with 1977's Annie Hall, almost all the title sequences and credits of Woody Allen's films use sparse, white Windsor Light Condensed over a black background. The same font was used in the Ebury Press 2007 edition (ISBN 0091920213) of his 2007 book Mere Anarchy.
Max's Kansas City in New York City used lowercase Windsor Bold in its logo from 1965 to 1981. The 7th Street Entry at the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis, Minnesota has also used lowercase Windsor Bold in its logo since 1981.
For a majority of its run, and following its expansion to an hour long in 1975, The Price is Right flashed phrases during the intro that were in Windsor. Originally, the phrase "One Hour" was flashed in an unknown script font, but by mid-December 1975, it was switched to "Hour Power" in Windsor, and the font remained in use until the opening titles were abandoned in 2009. Some episodes, particularly specials, instead used Cooper Black beginning in the late 1990s; this was abandoned in the fall of 2007.
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- Woody Allen's typography: Is this fetish or brand identity? from kitblog.com
- Mere Anarchy (ISBN 0091920213) from WorldCat