Onyx

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Designer(s)
Gerry Powell
Foundry(ies)
Monotype
Release Year
1955
Country of Origin
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Classification
Serif
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Distributor(s)
ParaType
Tags
condensed,, high-contrast

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The Onyx font was cut by American Type Founders in 1937 and by Monotype in 1955. Onyx is one of the many variants on the nineteenth century fat face theme. A highly condensed and highly contrasted design where readability takes second place to style. This in no way detracts from its usefulness in carefully chosen applications, where it can create a feeling of refined and measured elegance. Use Onyx in large sizes where space is at a premium.

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Last edited by James Random on October 10, 2009, 06:15pm EST

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