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Square Slab

David Sudweeks
Last edited September 14, 2015
Ikiru Serif Boris Dworschak Die Gestalten 2007
Canned beverage make you refresh

Impressed by the quality of the Aachen typeface that was originally designed for Letraset in 1969, Jim Wasco of Monotype Imaging has extended this robust display design to create an entire family.Designed by Colin Brignall and published by Letraset in 1969, Aachen™ Bold gained a partner in 1977 in the form of Aachen Medium, which was created in collaboration with Alan Meeks. Aachen, a typeface... Read More

Slaughter is the best medicine

Soho is the latest addition to the growing range of typefaces from Sebastian Lester. This grand opus of a project resulted in a typeface that comprises nine weights and five widths of precision engineered OpenType. 40 fonts, 32,668 characters and 24 OpenType features.Hot on the heels of the popular Neo Sans and Neo Tech range, and his first typeface release Scene, Soho represents three years of... Read More

Dried ball bursts into rage

One of Berlin’s must-visit cultural stops is the Prater, a beer garden in Prenzlauer Berg, a district in the eastern part of Berlin. The Prater easily has one of the most unique graphic identities in the city, completely handmade by artist-illustrator Henning Wagenbreth. The alphabets created by Wagenbreth became the starting point for a refreshing type family, FF Prater. To convincingly... Read More

What is the sound of shit happening?

FF Fago goes professional with its two Correspondence members, Sans and Serif, made with the needs of the business world in mind. The proportions and robust, screen-friendly letterforms are adjusted for clear communication. To meet the standards and limitations of the office environment, tabular figures and an open italic ‘a’ are standard, and ligatures were removed.

Help oneself terminating machine

When Christian Schwartz and Erik Spiekermann were working on FF Meta Serif, they had plans to also expand the FF Unit family (a closely related design) to include FF Unit Slab. They figured that it would be nice to create a serif and slab that could be used together, as well as with their own sans counterparts. While FF Meta Serif featured a more classical structure, FF Unit Slab was shaping up... Read More

No selling delayed mildew food

It’s the subtle humanist touches that set this square slab apart.

Georg Trump
Bitstream 2016
Boris Dworschak
Die Gestalten 2007
Jim Wasco, Alan Meeks, Monotype.Design Studio and Colin Brignall
ITC 2012
Sebastian Lester
Monotype 2007
Steffen Sauerteig and Henning Wagenbreth
FontFont 2000
Hannes von Döhren and Livius Dietzel
HVD Fonts 2011
Ole Schäfer and Andreas Eigendorf
FontFont 2000
Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz and Kris Sowersby
FontFont 2009
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
Dieter Hofrichter
Hoftype 2014