old face

noun

printing a type style that originated in the 18th century, characterized by little contrast between thick and thin strokesCompare modern (def. 5)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for old face

  • For book-printing at the present day the old style and the old-face are used much more than the modern.

    The Art of the Book|Bernard H. Newdigate