Diane Script & Diane Script Première (2008, for FontHaus) are a revival of Diane, designed by Roger Excoffon in 1956. His initial version featured elaborate, swirly caps. A second, with simplified caps, was released later. Both versions are preserved in my revival, with Diane Script Première featuring the original caps. I added many characters not present in the original, including an ampersand, which was curiously missing. I designed two, one simplified and one fancy. Both are included in Diane Script Première.
Licensing note: Diane Script and Diane Script Première are owned by Grosse Pointe Group, LLC and use the Grosse Pointe Group, LLC end user license, not mine. You can view the license here.
Weights & Styles
- Two styles: Diane Script and Diane Script Première.
- Automatic joining stroke control.*
- Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
- Superscript and subscript figures.
- Alternate characters.*
- Alternate ampersand and prototype caps (Diane Script Première only).*
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
* Requires an application or operating system with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher, or QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide. OpenType advanced typography is also supported by most modern web browsers through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
The Making of Diane Script
The story of how I came to revive Diane, and the adventure it turned out to be (from my Notebook).