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FS Silas Slab

FS Silas Slab

the enigmatic type
10 fonts / Standard / Desktop / Web / App
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Family £200.00 / Single weight £80.00

FS Silas Slab Family

FS Silas Slab Features

Why stop at sans? Rather than leave FS Silas Sans as an only child, the team wanted to extend the family, and create a complete system for brands and editorial. Unsure what the result would be, the team started experimenting with a slab serif version. ‘We didn’t know how it would turn out, but we really liked it and wanted to take it further.

Slab-like sibling

‘We stuck with the angular theme of the sans by drawing angled slab serifs,’ says Phil Garnham, ‘as opposed to the square serifs that slab fonts usually have. That created an inner dynamism in words and sentences on the page, and a very distinctive, crafted character, like a Victorian soul in a contemporary body.’

These crafted touches include details such as the angled ascenders on the ‘i’ and ‘l’, while characters such as the ‘y’, with its abruptly-ending descender, add a mark of distinction.

A fresh angle

Silas Slab, like its sibling, offers a clear-cut range of five weights, from the elegant Thin to the monumental ExtraBold. Put it together with Silas Sans and you have the full complement, capable of performing the full range of tasks, above the line and below, in headlines, body copy and logotypes, B2B and B2C. Keep them together; they don’t like it when they’re apart.

A perfect pair
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Standard Vs. Pro

Fontsmith offers two kinds of fonts: Standard and Pro. If you work exclusively with Latin-based languages our Standard character set is designed to meet your requirements. However, if you work with Cyrillic and Greek typography please use our Pro fonts.

Standard Vs. Pro
General
Uppercase
Lowercase
Accents
Ligature Set
Arrows
Figures
Tabular Lining
Proportional Lining
Superiors
Fractions
Punctuation
Punctuation & Marks
Language support
Standard
Uppercase Yes
Lowercase Yes
Accents Yes
Ligature Set Yes
Arrows Yes
Figures
Tabular Lining Yes
Proportional Lining Yes
Superiors Yes
Fractions Yes
Punctuation
Punctuation & Marks Yes
Language support

Both Standard and Pro font versions include a wealth of typographic features and are available to use in supporting OpenType applications such as Adobe Illustrator®, Indesign® and Photoshop®.