a soft slab-serif family
Finador Slab is a soft slab-serif family. It has a strong character and can be used for a lot of cases, especially for editorial, branding, packaging and logos. The family supports almost every of your needs. It meets all the requirements to become your next favorite workhorse family. So just give it a try. The Medium weight is for free.
The Slab version is based on the Finador Sans version. It matches perfectly and can be used easily together.
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The Finador Slab family includes 8 weights, from thin to heavy + their matching italics. The lightest and boldest weights are good for display usage, while the middle weights can be also used for body text.
With 900+ glyphs per style it supports over 200+ latin based languages and includes an extended currency symbol set.
The Finador Slab family includes a lot of Open Type Features like small caps, ligatures, fractions, alternates and many more.
The Stylistic Sets give you the opportunity to choose the best look & feel for your projects.
The Design Process
When Finador Sans was released, I couldn't get rid of the feeling that I wasn't quite finished with it yet. Something was missing, something with more expression, an opponent with the same character. So I took the designs of the Finador and started to sketch. Line contrasts, classic antiqua serifs, none of them really matched the original character. But one thing seemed to work well at first glance. A little more line contrast together with thick slab serifs, also called Egyptienne. The thick serifs with rounded corners complemented the overall look of Finador perfectly. So the starting signal for the Finador slab was given and the implementation of all characters began.
An essential difference between drawing serifs and sans serif typefaces is spacing and kerning. The serifs create completely different contrasts and spacing between the characters in the typeface. So the slab version has been completely redesigned from skratch.
Something important I would like to mention, is a bunch of talented designers betatesting my fonts and giving me really helpful feedbacks. So I would like to say thank you to Anita Jürgeleit, Vitória Neves, Marc Lohner, Moritz Kleinsorge and Johannes López Ayala. Thank you typefriends!
The slab version has not been spared any Open Type features either. The character set was supposed to be identical to the Sans and increased to over 900 characters thanks to alternative characters, small caps, fractions, currency symbols and much more. Thus the suitable counterpart to the Sans was created. They can be easily combined, for example as a headline (slab) and text (sans) combination. Different in expression - but the same in character. A clean finish to the Finador family.
Special edition poster
Just like the Sans family, there is also a special edition poster, which has been printed only 25 times. The size is DIN A2, they are numbered and signed. Some of them are still available. So if you are interested, just send me a message.
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