Typographer Gerry Powell designed Onyx for American Type Founders in 1937. It is a more modern version of Modern Roman Bold Extra Condensed and is basically a super condensed version of Ultra Bodoni. Although it may be tough to read when small, Onyx is useful and elegant where space is at a premium.
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