Choosing a Slab Serif font


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Choosing a Slab Serif font

So now that we know what a slab serif font looks like, we need to pick one to use. First we'll look at Adelle, which is available on Typekit's trial plan. Adelle serifs have a subtle angle to them, which is enjoyable. The change in stroke width gives the font a little more energy, especially when used at headline size. It has a narrower bowl, and a slightly more open, humanist aperture. The font slightly tighter in text than I like to see used online, but the large counter forms in the lowercase a and e help Adelle remain readable, so I'm not going to rule it out yet.

If we scroll down, you can see it has a lovely italic. It has some humanist elements, like the extended stroke on the f, and the rounded e. This is a nice contrast to the structure of the slabbed roman forms. Unfortunately, Adelle's bold does not hold up cross-browser when tested on Typekit. You can see here that the a at 18 points; the closed counter gets very squished. But luckily Adelle does have a semi-bo...

Choosing a Slab Serif font
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