Last Updated on September 21, 2022
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series that aired all its 20 seasons on the NBC channel from September 13, 1990 to May 24, 2010.
The series was created by Dick Wolf, with Wolf Entertainment taking charge of production works. It stars an ensemble of actors, including Steven Hill, Adam Schiff, George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Richard Brooks, Michael Moriarty, and many more.
Set and filmed in New York City, Law & Order portrays the regular challenges experienced by New York City Police Department detectives as they investigate crimes and bring the suspects to book.
Much of the plot is based on real-life occurrences, particularly murders that made recent headlines.
Law & Order Font
Law & Order uses Friz Quadrata on its logo. The font appears in the titles as well as credit sequences of the show, including its numerous spinoffs.
Friz Quadrata is a glyphic serif typeface designed by Ernst Friz in 1965, with inputs from Victor Caruso. The font was initially created for Visual Graphics Corporation (VGC).
Like most typefaces, Friz Quadrata originally came only in the Regular version. But as the font garnered more interest, there was a need to create additional variants.
That prompted Visual Graphics Corporation to partner with the International Typeface Corporation (ITC) in creating Friz Quadrata’s bold version. Later, more styles would emerge, including Friz Quadrata Italic and Friz Quadrata Medium. Each style boasts 250 with 1000 units per em.
The richness in style makes Friz Quadrata suitable for use on various kinds of design projects. Examples include apparel branding, book covers, business cards, web content titling, campaign posters, to mention but a few.
Friz Quadrata is one of the few fonts that work best on traditional paper print and digital display screens. However, note that the font is particularly suitable for short text and headline displays due to its level of graphic detail and weight.
Another defining feature of Friz Quadrata is short ascenders and descenders. The font also stands out for its curved stroke endings, as well as distinct open bows of small letters and digits ‘6’ and ‘9.’
Due to its unique and recognizable appearance, Friz Quadrata has been adopted as the main logo font on numerous other series and movies besides Law & Order.
Examples include the 1983 film Scarface and the 2019 film Doctor Sleep. Friz is also the main font on the logos of The New Mexico Democratic Party, the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, the University of Arizona, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Where to Download the Friz Quadrata Font
There are several websites that let you download Friz Quadrata. Examples include on My Fonts, Fonts Empire, and Fonts in Use websites.
However, keep in mind that this font is generally available for free only if intending to use it on personal projects. You may need to contact the publisher for exclusive rights if planning to use the font for commercial purposes.