About this font family
Excelsior was produced in 1931 under the supervision of Chauncey H. Griffith of Linotype. Like Corona, Excelsior was one of the five typefaces in Griffiths Legibility Group, types that were designed specifically to remain legible under the poor printing conditions that are a matter of course in newspaper printing. Excelsior is still used for that purpose by many European daily newspapers. Excelsior is excellent for newsletters, reports, and proposals.