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Obsidian

Obsidian

The Obsidian typeface pays homage to manual type history while re-imagining type in digital form: Hoefler & Co wanted to create an ornate, copperplate-engraved font like those that used to adorn maps. But they didn't want to use old techniques. Thus, they created a digital prototyping tool that simulated rays of light falling across a 3-D version of each letterform. Then they tweaked each letter's shading until it was readable and bold.

Creators: Hoefler & Co.
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