19+ Best Free Slab Serif Fonts to Download in 2017

Slab Serif List by: Rade   ·  Updated:

What are Slab Serif Fonts?

A slab serif font style is one that exudes confidence, and a typographic style that is geometric and block like. There are many different versions of the slab serif typesetting, especially in the digital form, so choosing the right one is critical to having your work, article, or creative design look and read correctly.

When to use a Slab Serif?

Generally, this font style is one that is frequently used as a display typeface; however most graphic designers do also use it for different texts such as on the Amazon Kindle where it is prevalent with its use. One place where slab serif fonts were used at one point was typewriters, so now you can physically imagine what it looks like (unless of course you’ve never seen a typewriter, than we’re just getting old here).

If you are looking for consistency within your typography and your overall design, a slab serif font might be right for you.

The Best Slab Serif Fonts List for 2017

If you’re in a hurry and can’t cover the whole list of hand-picked Slab Serif typefaces we've prepared for you, here's a list of our top 5 picks:

Best Free Slab Serif fonts in 2017
FONT DESIGNER TYPE RATING
Acknowledgement Reading Type OpenType 4.8
Justus Khunrath TrueType 4.8
Nadia Serif Nadia Knechtle TrueType 4.7
Edition Desinger Unknown TrueType 4.7
Bodoni Xt Manfred Klein Fonteria TrueType 4.6



College Example

1. College Font by Matthew Welch

College is a free typeface from a well known designer. It has amazing design that can be used for social media assets, digital graphics and much more. It comes in a free file that is suitable for a wide array of applications.

4.6  ·  361,738  ·  749  · 


Collegiate Typeface

2. Collegiate Font by Casady &Greene

A great and elegant Slab Serif typeface, Collegiate was built by typographer and designer Casady &Greene. You can use it for both personal and commercial projects.

4.4  ·  350,655  ·  726  · 


Arvo Letters

3. Arvo Font by Anton Koovit

Amazing feature about Arvo is how it's lines intervene to form a unique structure, looking like Anton Koovit was trying to design a synergy between it's lines while developing ligatures for this typeface. If you're into Slab Serif fonts, you should definitely check it out.

4.0  ·  172,738  ·  358  · 


Chunkfive Characters

4. Chunkfive Font by The League of Moveable Type

Idea for the elegant Chunkfive font came from a one-night's inspiration of who trying hard to make this refreshing typeface a reality. We find it is easy to read, dependable and unassuming. If you're into Slab Serif fonts, you should definitely check it out.

4.0  ·  245,898  ·  509  · 


Pt Serif Slab Serif

5. Pt Serif Font by Paratype

Idea for the astonishing Pt Serif typeface came from a one-night's inspiration of who working tirelessly to make this amazing font a reality. This slab serif font is a great use in branding and e-mail marketing assets. Paratype placed a 'free' price tag on this truetype typeface.

4.4  ·  172,903  ·  358  · 


Slab Serif Bevan

6. Bevan Font by Fonthead Design

Bevan is a free typeface from a well known designer. It is solid and visually appealing, but retains a friendly look, and looks especially good when used in print, such as in book covers, catalogs or in greeting cards. Thinking of using it in commercial client work? No worries, it's allowed.

4.3  ·  108,228  ·  224  · 


Rokkitt Download

7. Rokkitt Font by Vernon Adams

Rokkitt is built by Vernon Adams and, based on Wikipedia, 'is looking to create a free alternative to the most popular typefaces from the Slab Serif fonts category'. It can be used in commercial designs or included in your CSS as a webfont.

4.5  ·  127,821  ·  265  · 


Alexandria free

8. Alexandria Font by Casady &Greene

A talented artist is the famous digital professional behind the Alexandria font. Unlike some of the previous Slab Serif font this one is ideal for product packaging. The font can be used for both personal and commercial purposes but it cannot be redistributed or sold.

4.1  ·  261,356  ·  541  · 


Slab Serif typography Acknowledgement

9. Acknowledgement Font by Reading Type

Acknowledgement has been created by Reading Type and, according to the designer, 'aims to create a free alternative to the most popular fonts from the Slab Serif fonts category'. It's free and comes in a opentype format.

4.8  ·  292,572  ·  606  · 


Edition Font

10. Edition Font by Desinger Unknown

A popular and charming Slab Serif font, Edition is designed by creative expert and creative expert Desinger Unknown. If you're into Slab Serif fonts, you should definitely check it out.

4.7  ·  282,715  ·  585  · 


Justus Example

11. Justus Font by Khunrath

A slab serif font with a modern twist, Justus was designed by digital professional, typographer and creative expert Khunrath. This free truetype font can be used online.

4.8  ·  332,198  ·  688  · 


Bree Serif Typeface

12. Bree Serif Font by Type Together

Amazing feature about Bree Serif is how it's glyphs create a mix of lines to form a unique structure, like Type Together was trying to design a synergy between it's lines while creating ligatures for this font. The font can be used for both personal and commercial purposes but it cannot be redistributed or sold.

4.6  ·  214,442  ·  444  · 


Kontrapunkt Letters

13. Kontrapunkt Font by Kontrapunkt

Described as 'the next classic in the Slab Serif classification', Kontrapunkt is a whimsical font that was created by Kontrapunkt. You can use it for both personal and commercial projects.

4.5  ·  138,395  ·  287  · 


Bodoni Xt Characters

14. Bodoni Xt Font by Manfred Klein Fonteria

A slab serif font with a modern twist, Bodoni Xt was developed by font designer, digital professional and font designer Manfred Klein Fonteria. It can be used in commercial designs or included in your CSS as a webfont.

4.6  ·  387,062  ·  801  · 


Nadia Serif Slab Serif

15. Nadia Serif Font by Nadia Knechtle

Idea for the astonishing Nadia Serif typeface came from a one-night's inspiration of who vowing to make this popular font a reality. We find it is whimsical, bold and easy to read. This free truetype font can be used online.

4.7  ·  302,839  ·  627  · 


Slab Serif Alfa Slab

16. Alfa Slab Font by JM Sole

One thing we love about Alfa Slab is how it's lines come together to form a unique space, so it looks like as if JM Sole was trying to establish a synergy within it's lines while developing ligatures for this typeface. The font can be used for both personal and commercial purposes but it cannot be redistributed or sold.

4.0  ·  267,234  ·  553  · 


Trump Town Pro Download

17. Trump Town Pro Font by CheapProFonts

Trump Town Pro is developed by CheapProFonts and, based on the author, 'is trying to create a free alternative to the most popular fonts from the Slab Serif fonts category'. Thinking of using it in commercial client work? No worries, it's allowed.

4.2  ·  215,186  ·  446  · 


Octin Sports Free free

18. Octin Sports Free Font by Typodermic

Octin Sports Free is developed by Typodermic and, according to the critics, 'is trying to create a free alternative to the established fonts from the Slab Serif fonts category'. Feel free to use it in commercial projects, or as a webfont via CSS.

4.2  ·  209,832  ·  434  · 


Slab Serif typography Bitter

19. Bitter Font by Sol Matas

Named 'the next classic in the Slab Serif classification', Bitter is a dependable typeface that has been developed by Sol Matas. Feel free to use it in commercial projects, or as a webfont via CSS.

4.1  ·  207,351  ·  429  · 


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