Slab Serif fonts are a popular choice for creating bold and big titles or headlines such as in magazines, newspapers, advertisements, posters, among other things. Technically, slab serif fonts are a type of serif fonts characterized by thick, block-like serifs. Serif terminals may be either blunt and angular or rounded. A good example of this typeface is Rockwell, a popular commercial font loved by a lot of typographer. Because of their bold appearance, these typefaces are therefore preferred as headlines or titles and rarely as body text, except for mono spaced text.
01- Museo Slab
This is a robust slab serif with Museo’s friendliness–easy on the eyes and very readable. Using it for your ad or for copy on a poster will surely make your layout stand out. It is a perfect match for Museo Sans.
The award winning Adelle is a dynamic slab serif designed by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. While it is conceived specifically for intensive editorial use, its personality and flexibility make it a real multiple-purpose typeface. The intermediate weights deliver a very legible and neutral look when used in text sizes, providing the usual robustness expected in a newspaper font. The unobtrusive appearance, excellent texture and slightly dark color allow it to behave flawlessly in continuous text setting, even in the most demanding editorial applications.
This is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use.
04- Sketch Block
These fonts are ideal if you want a big screaming headline with a sketched natural look. They have big thick vertical lines and big thick serifs.
05- College Slab
Originally produced by Matthew Welch as College Bold, College Slab SC is a small capitals extended and revised version of the same font.
Bold and heavy font designed by Fonthead Design.
Designed by Reading Type, this heavy slab font is perfect for big titles and headlines especially for posters and announcements.
Arvo is a geometric slab-serif typeface family suited for screen and print. The family includes 4 cuts: Roman, Italic, Roman Bold, Bold Italic. It is a open font distributed through the Google Font Directory. The flavor of the font is rather mixed. Its monolinearish, but has tiny bit of contrast (which increases the legibility a little in Mac OS X.)
09- Klein Slabserif
A true type font available in four weights.
10- Ryno Slab
The free download of this font type includes only the capital/upper cases. If you like to get the full version, it is available philatype.com.
12- Bullpen Heavy
13- Octin Sports
16- Poster Slab
17- AW Conqueror Slab
This slab serif font is part of the Conqueror free family of fonts from Jean François Porchez. The font family was inspired by the 60-70’s spirit.
A Geometric Postmodern slab serif font. The serifs feature simplistic rounded terminals and its stroke is uniform. Ripe was designed to be a practical typeface. Each character is distinct, yet consistent. Its subtle differences are clear enough to be easily read at both high and low resolutions, perfect for print, web and screen media.
19- SD Grunge Serifia Font
This font is a modified version of Serifa Black. It was grunged out for a magazine identity. The glyph set is limited only to the glyphs used in common US English Editorial, kerned exactly as the original from Adobe.
20- Big Mummy
21- Weston free font
The main purpose is to provide designers with font, suitable for modification in logos and headlines. Combined wisely, Weston will spice up your design adding the “not-your-usual-font-choice” effect. Inspired by the evergreen Grover & Rockwell, this font would love to find his place in your library. Regular & Light All Caps versions are available for free download @ fontfabric.com.
22- HVD Comic Serif
So many designers hate Comic Sans. They think people who don’t know design are overusing this funny little friendly font, which is nearly every time out of place. Some years ago, type designer Hannes von Döhren created a free alternative to Comic Sans.
Neal Fletcher aimed to create a Slab Serif typeface with uniformity, a typeface with an industrial feel, a typeface where every character looks the same yet completely different (if that makes sense). The result is slab serif typeface with uniformity. With every character resembling a rectangular shape, the spaces between each letter are very definite and consistent.
24- Wanted M54 font
A bolder variation of the classic collegiate style typeface. Great for t-shirts, apparel design and kit numbers. Will also look great on posters.
25- Kaine Block font: Created in 2010 by Jonathan Hill
A bold slab-serif typeface influenced by Spaghetti Western posters of the 1960s.
26- Academic M54 font
A font inspired by some college and university t-shirts. Ideal for creating logos and emblems. The dollar ($) key holds an alternate glyph for the letter ‘s’. The left and right curly brackets hold alternate glyphs for numbers ’2′ and ’5′.
27- Just Old Fashion
30- A sample includes just the normal weight. If you want the complete set in 8 faces, with OpenType Features, layering effects, drop shadows and an extended version, a commercial license is likewise available.