(x) "Live the fantasy..." condensed high-contrast serif face - Amossa {Angel}

Locash's picture

Last night I posted http://typophile.com/node/37324 about a typeface I was looking for. I found something that might work but was wondering if anyone knew what the face was called.

Stephen Coles's picture

This is Onyx. It was designed by American Gerry Powell in 1937. Nothing too Mexican about it -- it's related to Bodoni, a French face -- but glad you found what you need.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

The is not mexican nor is it chiseled- this is a high contrast Bodoni.

***EDIT*** NEVERMIND THE NERDS BEAT ME!!!

Mikey :-)

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Coles> I thought Bodoni was Italian and Didot was french.

Bald Condensed's picture

Who're you calling nerd, Mikey? Wanna taste some knuckle sandwich!?

:^D

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Uhhh, well, uhh- Did I say nerds? 'Cause I certainly meant so say "TYPE AFICIONADOS". Yah that's it, aficionados....

Yves please don't take my lunch money!

Mikey :op

Locash's picture

Well I know technically it is not a "mexican" typeface but you can't tell me for a second you wouldn't identify that L as chiseled. Since I was looking for a Bodoni it's gonna have a french/italian feel but the angled boldness of the capital letter serifs says latin to me. Thanks for the ID.

Locash's picture

I think this is the Wrong ID. While Onyx is very close to the example above it does not have the angular cut of the L and the end of the lowercase e is round not flat like the example. Also the "e" counter is to narrow in Onyx. Any ideas if there is a different cut or something else similar, these sharp features are the parts of the face I like.

Bald Condensed's picture

What is the source of your sample? You have to realise that the transition to digital could be the cause of the differences. A classic example is Palatino where some details in the digital version are quite different from the original metal version.

Locash's picture

While this is embarrassing to admit. The source is this website http://www.carlosandcharlies.com/

Wouldn't that mean it's a digital typeface? Most of the site is set in it.

Jan's picture

Locash. You’re absolutely right. It isn’t Onyx at all.

Angel71's picture

Mike Y gave an ID of Amossa by NovelFonts! a while back...

http://www.typophile.com/node/30109

Jan's picture

Yeah, Angel. That’s it.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

A much more elegant alternative to Onyx is Boberia from Linotype...

http://www.linotype.com/169/boberia-family.html

Mikey :-)

Locash's picture

Thanks again everyone I knew someone would figure it out. Too bad you can't buy it anywhere.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Angel you rock- AGAIN!!

Mikey :-)

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