Slab typefaces became popular around the 19th century, right when advertising boomed as well. Often called sans serifs or added serifs, these are structured and were meant to draw in attention.
You’d usually see these plastered on posters and as headlines on newsprints. They come in various sizes, too. The bigger ones were used as titles or signage, while the smaller fonts were to retain readability for poor quality prints.
Nowadays, slab serifs are used to evoke retro themes. You can see them in vintage or Wild West concepts, particularly posters, cards, websites, and logos.
Popular Slab Serif Fonts
Eko Bimantara has created this font to sport a fusion of bold lines with thin strokes and smooth italics.
2. Tigreal Font Family
Feel life come out of your graphic design using this letterface and bonus nature-themed illustrations from Craft Supply Co..
3. Yahya Slab Serif Font Family
This Creativetacos product takes on a minimalist, rounded and smooth approach to readable visuals that works great when you want something that is quick to be seen and noticed.
4. Nordin Slab
5. Cheston Slab Serif
Get this typeface that works best when making projects that need a clean look without losing its glamour.
6. Airbag Typeface
Simon Stratford created this typeface as a way to achieve the cleanest, most noticeable letters without losing style and trendiness.
7. Cape Rock
For those looking for a font that has a strong aesthetic without losing style, give this Cape Arcona Type Foundry product a go and see for yourself.
8. Lawless Font
This creation takes heavy reference from the lettering found on wooden forms during the 18th century in America.
Addison is a slab serif font that features a modern western style with a grungy, rustic texture in a thick block type slab. Combined with the Circus decorative face, you have an incredible combination!
Luna is a slab serif font that is suitable for any promotion and graphic design purposes. Also available in a stylish version with a stenciled look to it.
11. RNS Camelia
Camelia is a demi–slab serif font family with reversed strokes to achieve an unexpected look and rhythm. Was designed and optimized for use in large sizes. It is inspired by the geometric typefaces of the 1920s.
12. Redemption – Wild West Typeface
Redemption is a strong slab serif typeface inspired from cowboys and western style. The font comes in uppercase and lowercase which you can creatively combine in your design project. The font is perfect for logotypes, badges, store front, headlines, sub headlines, and even body text.
13. Falcon SR
14. Ultra Pro
16. Bark Slab
This Esquivel Type Foundry release was made with ideas that will give visuals the most readability and clarity possible.
17. Shelton Slab
This all-uppercase typeface sports an eroded, printed appeal that can be mixed and matched with different styles to further show an uneven, authentic look.
This Daniel Nisbet product is a thick, solid font that captures the hardworking appeal of the 19th century.
Sport that vintage 50’s appeal using this rugged and active typeface that brings out the wild country in your visuals and other presentations.
20. Chunker Display
From Quiver Supply Co, this font is a fusion of modern and vintage slab serifs combining fine strokes and thick accents.
22. Kicking Horse