Back on Typophile, quite a while back I started a thread to the effect that many type designs these days seemed to belong to a particular novel kind of slab-serif.
It might be monoline, or slightly stressed. Often, the outlines seem to take inspiration from Melior or Microgramma.
In that thread, I mentioned FF Olsen as possibly the first representative of this kind of typeface. But I've now found some earlier ones, dating back to 1990. As well, one particular example that catches my eye regularly as I take the bus downtown has been pinned down, thanks to MyFonts' identification system: Calypso E Medium was used by a restaurant called the "Central Social Hall" in Edmonton for its logo.
It's just interesting how a style of type that in a previous decade was not in evidence can suddenly become hugely popular.