Slab

Floodfonts offers a new typeface for free download: POLARIS uses historical references as inspiration: slab-serif fonts in a turn-of-the-century style. In combination with modern elements and a technical-like drawing style the font develops an unusual, cool retro charm. Polaris comes with an extensive character set to support all central-european languages. http://www.floodfonts.com

Hight contrasted "Saxophone Soprano" and "Saxophone Baritone".

With lively Stylistic Alternatives in capital letters, "Saxophone" font family is an metaphorical equalent of the instrument which can be used almost in all music genres.

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First spotted here in an article for Gemma O'Brien on LetterCult.
I don't know whether to describe this as a slab or transitional serif, either way I'd love to know what the name of the actual font is.

Any ideas?

Anyone can help me with this type?
It's looks like "Esfera NF" but, the letters "t" and "k" are different.
It's type is used at a brazilian magazine called "casa e comida" (home and food).

tks
lucasrf

Trevor Baum's picture

Cairo

I wanted to take a classical garalde, flatten the serifs, and open the apertures a bit to create a more contemporary, 'Egyptian' style text face, almost like if Galliard and Clarendon had a child. This is what I came up with:

Right now I have just a few glyphs, but before I keep going, I wanted to check with those whose opinions I value so highly: Typophiles. Do you think think it's worth pursuing?

Greetings from the warmth of Sydney! I am looking for a nice font, and I've attached an image of the kind my quest is directed at. This one was taken from the Wrangler Jeans website, and the slabs remind me of pixels. The long search hasn't been too fruitful, so I would really appreciate any tips on nice pixel or slabby faces.

-Marjo

www.remadeinswitzerland.com

Despite the great men’s and womenswear collections, what really caught my attention was the awesome slab serif typeface on the brand's logotype. Does anyone knows what font is that?

Thank you in advance for the help.
can anyone help me id this font?

I was thinking of pairing Gotham Narrow and Unit Slabtogether for a magazine. Stylish but serious. I may also use them in print for a book that accompanies the magazine's branding.

Two questions:

1) Are these a good match?

2) If you had to pick a simple typeface (serif) for the book's body text, what would you choose?

Thanks!

This is my first slab serif ever done (or tried). The aim was to make something like mixture of geometrical flows and strong, stable shapes and to make a more modern look of usually sharp shaped slab serifs.

So far, I'm thinking about making also Italic for this one and probably that would be the whole family, even I tried to make something like Regular and Light versions of this "Bold" that you see, but so far, I'm not so sure about doing that.

I didn't showed numbers 6 and 9, cause I'm not pretty satisfied how thay are looking currently.
No spacing and kerning applied in this samples.

Any constructive comments are welcomed!

* I updated PDF.

This brand new font family was just released this month from Portuguese designer Dino dos Santos, and it's a real beauty.

I'm thinking about buying the display, text, and sans. What are your thoughts? A new classic or nothing special?

http://www.dstype.com/index.php?id=90

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Unknown Slab Serif

Hey,

Does anyone know which typeface was used on this at from the Times website?

To watch it in full, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/books/review/100-notable-books-2010.html
Should be there around middle right.

FYI, it doesn't seem to be Calvert, Lubalin, Memphis, …

Thanks in advance!

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Slab I.D.

Hello good people.

I come to you again for font identification.
As always, thanks in advance

bt

Here are samples of Greater Albion Typefounders' latest two releases, which have just launched on myfonts.com and fontspring.com.

Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces. Use Paragon to lend impact to your next design project.

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Help! Bold Slab Serif

Howdy, Internet.

Trying to identify the type used for "Book of Majors." Sure it's something simple, but I just can't place it.

Thanks all,
Zach

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Slab Serif (Contemporary)

Hello Typophiles,

Would any of you be able to deduce this typeface? I'd really appreciate it!

Many thanks,

Paul W

Last evening we released Foral – Rui Abreu's modern slab serif. A project that started almost four years ago. It started as a rigid and geometric design, but during this long period it developed into a more organic and balanced typeface, as it moved away from the initial modularity. Foral maintains its geometric concept, but with harmonized proportions and polished forms

Foral Pro is a eight-weight typeface, ranging from Light to Extra Bold with matching italics. It come with Small Caps and a wide range of OpenType features, allowing extensive and versatile use.

For a closer look and got to the Foral page

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Spiced marmalade

Anyone know this condsensed slab?

Hi,

I'd appreciate any comments on my display typeface design called Fillit.

It's nothing fancy, new or groundbreaking – being very novice in type design I did it as an excercise for myself only. The design goal is to create display font for newspaper section headlines that has 1. slab serif general form 2. has plenty of pop = lot of ink per character 3. can form very tight headlines without letters touching each other. 4. to be used in >72 pt

There's a brief specimen attached. I haven't finished all the characters – trying to finish smaller set before doing too much work.

Don't hesitate to be crude :)

Hi all,

Any idea what typeface this is? Appears in Elephant Magazine.

cheers

Hello Typophiles,

Would any of you be able to deduce the typeface used to set "Sweden" in the following image?

Much obliged.

Paul W

As seen here, the masthead and titles seem to be set using the same typeface.
Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance!

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Straw Poll: Slab vs Serif

Here's a logo that we designed for a client who's going to be selling luxury goods online. Since the main thing was "luxury" we wanted to use a mink to create a kind of "monogram" with the D.

As it turned out, minks aren't very pretty so we kept using a squirrels as reference. When it was done, it looked nothing like a mink anymore, but we had all fallen in love with it, so it's staying.

What I am really curious about is what you guys think about the choice of typefaces. The client is a big believer of polls and I want to see if there is a difference between his results and mine. Just for fun.

Please tell me which of the three options you like best. I'm hoping to get as many votes as possible so that there's a halfway decent sample size. Thanks!

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