Calluna (Slab Serif Font):Tuesday Type Treat

Calluna, an accidental typeface created when Jos Buivenga needed some space from his current typography project, Museo, is a slab serif font that works in text and display type settings. The process of crafting Calluna actually began with Museo. Buivenga simply added slab serifs to the stems of his current design. The result was surprising:

When I did, something nice happened. Slab-serifs with a direction! I ended up using the idea for something I always wanted to do: making a rather serious text face. The goal was to make a text font, but one with enough interesting details. In the end it all came down to finding the balance in a typeface between robustness to function as a text face text and having enough refinement to look good as display font.

Available in eight different weights, ranging from light to black. The font costs $21.95 per weight. The cool part? The Calluna Regular is free. You can snag the whole Calluna family at MyFonts.com.

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