Slab Serif


Slab serif (also called mechanistic, square serif, antique or Egyptian) typeface is a type of serif typeface characterized by thick, block-like serifs. Serif terminals may be either blunt and angular (Rockwell), or rounded (Courier). Slab serif fonts are typically used for display purposes—headlines, posters, billboards, logos, and other situations where bold type can stand out. Display-oriented slab serifs are often extremely bold, intended to grab the reader’s attention on a poster, while slab serifs oriented towards legibility at small sizes show less extreme characteristics. Slab serif fonts were also often used in typewriters, most famously Courier and this tradition has meant many monospaced text fonts intended for computer and programming use are slab serif designs.

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