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Fat Faces first hit the printing presses back in the early 19th century. They underwent something of a revival in the opening years of the 20th century, and have now been redefined by the designers of today.

In many respects the original Fat Faces are extreme versions of the Modern faces, such as Bodoni, which were popular in the mid-18th century. Fat Faces take the characteristics of the Moderns and push them to extremes: they play with weight, structure and proportions to produce riotous, joyful, fat letterforms full of character, if not sophistication. And just when you might have thought the structure of a typeface could be pushed no further, along come the Elephants, which take the basics of the Fat Faces and push them even closer to the edge.

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