Category Archives: Slab Serif

DejaVu Serif


View the web font spec­i­men sheet.

deja vu serif exampleA slab serif font by Tavmjong Bah, based on the Vera fonts. Unlike tra­di­tional slab serif fonts, DejaVu has con­trast between thick and thin strokes. The bowls are slightly square, and the large x-height means it remains read­able at smaller sizes.

DejaVu tests well across browsers, though there are some let­terspac­ing issues in Safari on Win­dows XP.

The DejaVu Serif fam­ily con­sists of 8 fonts (var­i­ous weights and styles). All are avail­able for free down­load at

Filed under 8 Styles, FontSquirrel, Slab Serif |

Museo Slab 500


View the Museo Slab 500 font spec­i­men sheet.

museo slab exampleA slab serif font by Jos Buiv­enga ( Museo Slab 500 has an x-height sim­i­lar to Geor­gia. It also has heav­ier, more uni­form strokes which makes let­ters like a and e a bit harder to read. Thus, Museo Slab works best with a gen­er­ous font-size.

The Museo Slab fam­ily has 12 fonts (var­i­ous styles, weights). All are avail­able for web licens­ing at In the font spec­i­men sheet, I show only Museo Slab 500 and Museo Slab 500 italic, which are free fonts. I com­bine them with Museo 700, a bold font from a dif­fer­ent fam­ily, but a fam­ily with a sim­i­lar struc­ture. The full fam­ily is also avail­able via typekit.

Filed under 12 Styles, FontSpring, Slab Serif, TypeKit |