This recording of Danse Macabre, op. 40 and Le Rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns complemented by Henri Rabaud’s La procession nocturne, Op.6 was performed by the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos. Released by Columbia Masterworks Records in 1951, the album comes with a cover designed by Alex Steinweiss. He paired all-lowercase Onyx with his signature handwriting.
In 2010, lettering artist and type designer Michael Doret turned the famous “Steinweiss Scrawl” into a digital font family in three weights and with numerous alternates, named Steinweiss Script. Whirled Peas NF by Nick Curtis is an earlier, less extensive and unofficial interpretation of this style, based on a showing titled “Whitestone Scrawl” (a malapropism of the German Steinweiss) included in Dan X. Solo’s book Showcard Alphabets.