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Font of the Week – Onyx

by Alexa Kitchen

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Onyx was created as a throwback to the nineteenth century craze over fat face fonts. Fat face fonts were the marketing world’s response to the explosion of trade and commerce in Europe. Print advertising saw a huge uptick, and with that surge came bold yet condensed styles perfect for headlines. Onyx, created by Gerry Powell in 1955, is a reboot of those fat face favorites, like Bodoni. With such extreme stroke contrasts, Onyx is perfect for eye catching titles but can pretty tough to read when made smaller.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Onyx. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

About the Author - Alexa Kitchen


Alexa has worked for CustomInk for over a year, and helps contribute fun content to the blog. She’s all about finding the perfect play on words to help inspire customers to create the ideal t-shirt. If you like silly sayings and catchy slogans, check out more of her posts!

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