HandSlab (Slab Serif Font): Thursday Type Treat

Designer Gerren Lamson has been busy crafting new typefaces in Austin, TX. HandSlab is a hand-drawn extended slab serif with charming touches and an optional block drop shadow. It can be downloaded for just $10!

The name HANDSLAB was chosen to pay homage to hand-crafted process of recreating the historic extended slab serif letterforms. The regular set and drop shadow were created as separate layers to produce a flexible system for use in print and on the web. The letterforms were based on the impression of classic extended slab serifs in my memory, thus containing subtle quirky inconsistencies. HANDSLAB could be used to create compelling headlines, short paragraphs, and other unique design elements for print and web projects. Enjoy!

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