slab serif


A slab serif (also called Egyptian) is a style of serif typeface with thick, block-like serifs.

Books 1

This bilingual English/German type specimen presents Typotheque type families which are available in Sans/Serif or Sans/Slab variations.

Articles 3

Lettering is very different from type design, Zico is a typeface inspired by sport aesthetics that brings elements of type and lettering design into one project.
Typeface stories · 13 June 2016 · English
Personal notes of the author on the design process and development of Echo and Charlie typefaces.
Typeface stories · 12 January 2015 · English · 1376 words
This article was written to coincide with the launch of the new Typotheque website and the release of Charlie, a slab serif typeface designed by Ross Milne. An in-depth record of the design process is documented below, including some personal notes on the design process and its historical roots in the slab serif traditions of the nineteenth century.
Typeface stories · 25 September 2010 · English · 1347 words

Blogs 8

Nikola Djurek returns to his exploration of text patterns and gradients, this time by dynamically increasing or decreasing letter heights to control the rhythm of words and short texts.
20 May 2019
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.
13 June 2018
Designed by Daniel Grumer, Zico Hebrew is a modern and versatile low-contrast typeface family.
4 October 2017
Typotheque’s latest release Zico is a beefy Slab-Serif family with wider proportions. Inspired by sports aesthetics, it includes a broad range of styles that perform equally well at big and small sizes.
13 June 2016
Introducing a new typeface Echo, a sans serif counterpart to the newly released Charlie, with subtle influence from the broad nib pen.
13 January 2015