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Inline: Ornamental Fill

Stephen Coles
Last edited May 22, 2014

There are a number of engraved, hand tooled, or inline serif faces with a decorative fill. These are great for packaging or logotypes with a antique or hispanic feel. Many of these families also include a solid companion font for to simplify adding color to the fill. And one member of this list, MVB Celestia Adornado comes from a full family of text and display fonts for a complete type system.

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Monotype Gallia's design was initially developed by Wadsworth A. Parker for the American Type Founders (ATF) in 1927. Monotype released its own version in 1928. Its style is embodied with the spirit of the American Art Deco age and the Roaring 20s. It makes a superb headline selection, and has also been used effectively for packaging as well. Also try the typeface on signage, menus,... Read More

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Nick Curtis
Bitstream 2003
Alan Meeks
ITC 1985
Phill Grimshaw
ITC 1995
Wadsworth A. Parker
Monotype 1928
Emil A. Neukomm
Linotype 1946