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Slab serif fonts

As the name suggests these typefaces typically have slab-like or square and unbracketed serifs (there are exceptions to this rule; e.g. Clarendons). Slab serif fonts first appeared in the early 1800s. Some are suitable for extended texts, for things like books and editorial design (magazines & newspapers), while others perform beautifully in display settings, logos, branding, and pretty much anything else. Slab serifs also appear in the broader Serifs category. Questions about slab serifs? See our Slab Serif FAQs below.