Serif typeface to go with Egyptian Slate

doelens's picture


I need a serif font that just fits nice with Egyptian Slate typeface:

I also use Slate (sans)

Thank you very much in advance!

riccard0's picture

I think Design or General Discussions are a better place for such request.
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riccard0's picture

Hrant, a pretty bold move pairing two slabs...

hrant's picture

Frankly, I'm not good at font pairing.


mikemai2awesome's picture

I usually pair serif heading with sans body, or vice versa. If you really need to go with a serif, how about Caslon?

Té Rowan's picture

@riccard0 – It could have been worse. My favourite, PT Serif, is a slab, IIRC.

Nick Shinn's picture

Egyptians were originally (early 19th century) the bold for Scotch, which makes sense as a pairing, because unless your accompanying serif has high contrast, there isn’t sufficient distinction between one serif face and the other.

However, if your display face is a bold Egyptian, you can use just about any serif style for body text.

doelens's picture

Thanks for answers and clarifications.

I think Utopia suites up nice.

Also, Laurentian, from same designer of Slate works well.

The mentioned Egyptian is used for some bold headlines and uppercase captions.


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