November Slab

Design Concept

November Slab is a functional, no-nonsense addition to a rational, utilitarian family inspired by street signage. Its blocky serifs create stable, robust letterforms that are surprisingly elegant in its thinnest variations, making it well suited for print purposes.

november slab compared

Since the robust serifs give blocks of text a denser, darker appearance, many characters had to be adapted to the new stroke structure. This is most visible in the design of the double storey ‘g’ that reflects the complexity of a slab serif. Other letterforms were designed without serifs in order to maintain suitable letter widths.

Widths

Like the original November, November Slab is also available in three widths and nine weights. The forms of the condensed and compressed forms had to be rethought in the darkest cuts, where there is no room for heavy serifs. The symmetrical serifs used in the light and medium weights were exchanged for unexpected asymmetric forms, making it possible to maintain the serifs’ weight and size. In its narrow versions November Slab is suitable for headlines and short texts that require character and radiate confidence. The normal-width version of November Slab can also be used for longer texts, its substantial serifs leading the reader forward.

november slab widths

Symbols & Arrows

November Slab includes also a collection of transportation and travel-related signs, symbols, icons, and various sets of arrows.

november symbols

International Typography

When the job takes you around the globe, November is ready to go with you. Supporting not only Latin script, but also Cyrillic, and Greek. November Slab is ready to get down to business in over 200 languages.

november slab multilingual

OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, November Slab includes Small Caps in all styles. Additionally, it includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

november slab SC

Alternate Glyphs

Besides the standard lower case a, all versions include also a simplified version of the letter. Alternate version of the numeral g and 3 is also available.

november slab alts

Numerals

All weights of November Slab include ten different kinds of numerals. Proportional Lining figures come as default figures in November Slab. It also, however, includes Old-style figures, Tabular numerals (both lining and OsF), Small Caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals (selectable via OpenType features).

november slab numbers

Author

Designed by Peter Biľak and released in 2018. Nikola Djurek assisted with the production of the fonts.