The sixth part of the “Fonts by Inspiration” series deals with slab serif fonts. This type of serif fonts is also known as Eyptienne or Linear Antiqua. They came about in the early 19th century due to the need for distinctive advertising fonts. Characteristic of these fonts are the low contrast in the stroke thickness as well as the strong, almost rectangular serifs.
Then as now, the slab serifs are very popular and are used in any number of contemporary designs.
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