Leon Bridges – Coming Home
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The Onyx situation is really confusing. Gerry Powell’s design for ATF (1937) was sold by Lettergieterij Amsterdam as Arsis. Today there are digitizations under both names: Monotype and Adobe have it as Onyx, URW and Linotype as Arsis. The typeface used in the Leon Bridges artwork is a different (albeit similar) one, though: It is Poster Bodoni Compressed, originally by Mergenthaler Linotype (1938). It was digitized by Bitstream who confusingly named it Onyx.
The former is more compressed. There are also differences in some details, see especially aqyGQ in Onyx MT (left) vs. Onyx BT (right):