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Extra Bold: Heavy Slab Serifs

There is no serif tougher than a slab serif. See more extra bold fonts.

Stephen Coles
Last edited May 20, 2014
Fly chair shaking his head

FF Zine is a fine example of Berlin-based designer Ole Schäfer’s logic. Art Directors often have trouble finding coordinated typefaces across several different styles. The design began with a related project. In 1996, Schäfer drew a two-weight headline face for Dresden’s Sächsische Zeitung newspaper. The brief called for a display system offering multiple “atmospheres.” The solution he came up... Read More

Piglet rising and falling in front

In 1931, Morris Fuller Benton created the Stymie typeface for the American Type Founders (ATF). Later weights were later added by Sol Hess at Lanston Monotype and Gary Powell at ATF. Stymie, a redesign of the Inland Type Foundry's Rockwell Antique, could also be viewed as a reworking of a slab serif types that were popular in Europe at that time, like Memphis or Beton. For the past 150 years,... Read More

Franz Jaeger Critzla Die Gestalten 2003
Ole Schäfer
FontFont 2001
Ole Schäfer
primetype 2002

Manvel Shmavonyan and Isay Slutsker
Morris Fuller Benton
Linotype 1931
Die Gestalten 2003