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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.
Looking for the best slabs in the business? Check out these amazing slab serif fonts to add to your growing collection.
Popular Slab Serif Fonts
1. 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.
Sport that vintage 50’s appeal using this rugged and active typeface that brings out the wild country in your visuals and other presentations.
3. Chuck Wagon
If you’re a fan of the Wild West and would like to project that in your work, make use of this font that is largely inspired by the letterpress texts of long ago.
4. Tigreal Font Family
Feel life come out of your graphic design using this letterface and bonus nature-themed illustrations from Craft Supply Co..
5. Falcon SR
6. Ultra Pro
This Stiggy & Sands font is a nod to vintage wood type styles like Clarendon and Egyptian, making it project both simplicity and power to your visuals.
8. 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.
9. Bark Slab
This Esquivel Type Foundry release was made with ideas that will give visuals the most readability and clarity possible.
10. Airbag Typeface
Simon Stratford created this typeface as a way to achieve the cleanest, most noticeable letters without losing style and trendiness.
11. Lawless Font
This creation takes heavy reference from the lettering found on wooden forms during the 18th century in America.
12. Cheston Slab Serif
Get this typeface that works best when making projects that need a clean look without losing its glamour.
13. 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.
14. Nordin Slab
This Daniel Nisbet product is a thick, solid font that captures the hardworking appeal of the 19th century.
Retrosupply Co. captures the wild, colorful and loud cowboy lifestyle using this colorful font that surely captures the imagination.
Eko Bimantara has created this font to sport a fusion of bold lines with thin strokes and smooth italics.
18. Chunker Display
From Quiver Supply Co, this font is a fusion of modern and vintage slab serifs combining fine strokes and thick accents.
20. Kicking Horse
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