Corona (typeface)

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Corona
Corona sample.svg
Category Serif
Classification Transitional, Slab Serif
Designer(s) Chauncey H. Griffith
Foundry Mergenthaler Linotype Company
Date released 1941
Design based on Ionic No. 5

Corona is a serif typeface, designed by Chauncey H. Griffith, and presented by Mergenthaler Linotype in 1941. It is one of five typefaces in Griffith's 'Legibility Group' which contains typefaces especially well-suited to newsprint. Corona is based on forms of the Ionic type and designed to meet the rigorous requirements of high-speed printing. The font is relatively small, but its narrow widths and large x-height gives an impression of strength and modernity, thus making it a typeface ideal for datasheets and newsletters.

The News 705 typeface by Bitstream team is almost identical to Corona.

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