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Aglet Slab

The slab serif typeface Aglet Slab on a mobile phone in a headline, body text, a pull quote and the labels of a button and navigation.

Slab Serif

by Jesse Ragan on XYZ Type

14 Styles

Extra Light to Ultra
with matching italics

License for web and app usage

per style: $ 40 (web), $ 140 (app)
all styles: $ 295 (web), $ 1,030 (app)

Best for

  • Headings (display text)
  • Long reading text (body text)
  • User Interfaces (functional text)

Specialty

Common symbols designed to match each weight and with Aglet Sans and Aglet Mono an extensive type family.

My thoughts on Aglet Slab

Aglet Slab shows some confidence, but not in an arrogant “look at me”-way. It’s a modern, strong, slab serif that comes with rounded terminals. This gives it a soft, friendly, almost funny touch. The underlying geometric shapes blended with the rounded serifs make it techie and still approachable. It’s well-equipped with all the OpenType features you need, like alternative characters, and different figures.

I see its strength in UI and app designs, but a wide range of weights make Aglet Slab suitable for a lot of applications. Bear in mind that for very long reading text it might be a bit too eye-catching, and in very small sizes for functional text it gets a bit critical, as it appears a little dense (see the labels in the bottom navigation).

Aglet Slab comes with symbols designed to match each weight – very cool! Only wish there would be more than only 60 pieces.

What I particularly love about Aglet Slab is, that it comes with some common symbols designed to match each weight. So the strokes of a check mark will always look right next to text – very handy in UI design! In combination with Aglet Sans and Aglet Mono it’s a broad type family.

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