Free Slab Serif Fonts
The past few weeks I’ve shared awesome free fonts from around the web. This week, my focus is going to be on the best free slab serif fonts. Slab serif fonts are important, because they carry a lot of weight. They have a stable appearance, and a distinct look. The stability of slab serif fonts means that they are great for business and companies that want to display a sense of confidence. I have compiled a list of the 16 best free slab serif fonts you can find on the web.
Alfa Slab is my first free slab serif font. It’s bold appearance is unique, die to the tapering of letters in certain areas.
Arvo is an open slab serif font that is fairly thin. It’s streamlined appearance balances with the weightiness of the slab itself.
Bevan is strong and bold and has a nostalgic flair of display typefaces from yesteryear. The slabs are extra-thick, adding to the weight of the font.
Carton is a great medium weight slab serif font with style. I love the waviness of the tail of the Q.
Chunkfive is a super-heavyweight font that is great for super bold headlines. Chunkfive is bold and powerful and when mixed with a thin font, it creates a huge amount of contrast.
Homestead is an interesting slab serif font that has a mix of different textures and styles. The cool thing about Homestead is that you can mix and match them, overlaying the different styles. Apparently, they are all meant to work together.
Josefin Slab is one of the more delicate slab serif fonts that you’ll use for elegant designs. The thin weight gives it an open appearance for more breathing room in the space within each letter.
Klinic Slab has 4 weights and italics, giving you a lot of options for applications. You can see from the example above, the bold and thin weights looks great together.
Legion Slab is a great slab serif typeface for display. It’s bold, tall and it has a strong presence. The x-height is a little exaggerated, which makes it have an elongated appearance.
When Museo Slab was first created, I remember it created quite a stir. Museo Slab is well balanced and beautiful. The regular weight is free, but you’ll need to pay for the other weights.
Nadia Serif is a tall, thin slab serif font. It’s great for elegant titles where you don’t want an overpowering bold weight.
Nilland is an elegant slab serif font that is clean and balanced well. I like the roundness and evenness of the counters, such as in the letters o, p, q, b, c, d and g.
Oblik serif is a bold slab serif font. Where it stand s out is that it is a little thicker than some of the others, and the slabs are rounded off on one side.
Rockwell is a staple of the slab serif collection. I’ve been using Rockwell for years, and find it highly useful for a wide variety of projects.
Tertre is big and bold, with square edges. It’s thickness is mid-grade, but it still has a strong, bold appearance.
Trump Town Pro is a constructivist style typeface that stands out. Its straight edges and angles give is a bold, rigid appearance that commands attention.
Which are The Best Free Slab Serif Fonts?
Which one of these are your favorite? My favorite has to be Chunkfive and Klinic Slab. Bevan is great, too, but it all just depends on the application where you are using it. Use these slab serif fonts in titles and posters and instantly grab your audience’s attention. I want to hear from you! Do you have a free slab serif favorite not listed here? Tell me about it in the comments section below.