Ad Lib (typeface)
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Ad Lib is a decorative typeface that was designed in 1961 by Freeman Craw for American Type Founders. It was extremely popular from the early- to mid-1960s, and is often used today to evoke that era.
Notable examples of Ad Lib usage
- Ad Lib was used for episode titles and "Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel" text overlays on the 1960s Batman television program.
- Ad Lib was used in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the Augustus Gloop number.
- Ad Lib was used in the 1976 film The Bad News Bears.
- Ad Lib was used in the Pink Panther titles, as well as in the credits of the Looney Tunes shorts that DePatie-Freleng Enterprises produced from 1964 to 1967.
- Ad Lib was used in film credits, such as The Outrage, A Guide for the Married Man and A Man Called Dagger.
- Ad Lib was used as the font to display scores on the television screen and for the logo on the first season of the 1996-99 version of The Newlywed Game.
- Ad Lib was used for the titles of the television series Night Gallery which ran from 1970 to 1973.
- Ad Lib was used for in the 1967 film In The Heat of the Night and the 1988 TV series based in the film.
- Ad Lib was used on most Animaniacs tie-in merchandise.
- Ad Lib is also used in the opening and closing credits of the animated series American Dad!.
- Ad Lib is used in the logo of the website Rotten Tomatoes.
- Ad lib is used throughout the Worms video game franchise.
- Ad Lib was used in signage around Nickelodeon Studios alternately with the network's "Balloon" font.
- Ad Lib was featured on the boxes of the 1996 MGM/UA reissue of Pee-wee's Playhouse.
- Ad Lib was used for the popular YouTube channel "FUNnel Vision"'s videos.
See also: Samples of display typefaces
- "Ad Lib™ - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts". Myfonts.com. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- Media related to Ad Lib (typeface) at Wikimedia Commons
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