The three-dimensional bold italic Egyptienne was designed by the brothers Lenz, Eugen (1916–2004) and Max (1919–1998), and first cast by the Haas foundry in 1947 as Profil. The script is Roger Excoffon’s Diane. It was issued by Fonderie Olive in 1956—the same year that the Stuttgart TV Tower (depicted on the left) was placed in service.
Diane’s caps are so elaborately decorated with swirly strokes that the metal sorts were labeled with plain letters to avoid confusion. They later were amended with a simpler design. A specimenfrom 1974 shows both sets of caps. Diane has been revived several times; by Jason Walcott as Debonair JF (Jukebox, 2000, simple caps), by Thierry Puyfoulhoux as Diana (Présence Typo, 2004, original caps), and by Mark Simonson as Diane Script (GroupType, 2008, contains both sets of caps).
Profil was digitized by Bitstream as Decorated 035.