It’s Block Block Blockography, it’s a freeware font (not for commercial use, you know.) Created in 2011 by Måns Grebäck – a great typeface designer and logo artist (from Sweden?) – Blockography is a nice, fun, sketchy bit of fontery with slabby fun block serifs. A bit kiddish maybe, a bit fun, but pretty catchy on a poster perhaps, or something where you want a casual take on a blocky slab face. Download the TTF.
Skyhook Mono Regular is a friendly truetype monospace face from David Waschbüsch at FontomType in Hesse, Germany. if you like the regular weight there are more available for purchase online. A monospaced font, also called a fixed-pitch or Non-proportional font, is a font whose letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space. This contrasts to more common variable-width fonts, where the letters differ in size to one another. (monospaced fonts are often used by programmers to make it easier to read code) Download Skyhook Mono Regular TTF here!
Copse, from London, England based designer and typographer Dan Rhatigan (also known as Sparky) is a family designed for the wonderful resource known as the Google Font Directory. Dan says “Copse is a low contrast slab serif that is a little soft around the edges, but with a clear and sturdy posture.” and I couldn’t agree more. Copse is a hybrid of a text face and a typewriter face, meant to hold up well if used at small sizes online, but produce a soft but clear effect at larger sizes. It has low contrast and soft edges, with some kicky ball terminals to provide a splash of color. Download Copse Regular TTF.
From Sascha Timplan of Stereotypes in Trier, Germany comes the creative commons opentype face St. Marie – a nice, elegant thin slab serif face with a little bit of chunky curve appeal. Ideal for text and large headlines where you want a nice thin slab, St Marie is versatile and good to have around. Download the St Marie OTF.
CITIZEN KERN from Melbourne, Australia based Sentinel Type, designed by James Arboghast is a 21st century interpretation of Georg Trumps City typeface – adding a nice modern feel and perhaps adding a bit of Emigre influence. Highly useable as a text or display face, supplied in regular and oblique with full upper and lower case, numerals, punctuation and more! Download Citizen Kern TTF.
“The slab serif, or egyptienne type style, was introduced around 1815 by Vincent Figgins; at the time it was considered the most brilliant typographic invention of the 19th century, and the style quickly established itself as a favourite for headline and poster work. By the time the Stemple foundry introduced Memphis in 1930, very little had changed, except the progression to monoline stroke. The only place left to go after that was squared letter forms (City) – or was there one last trick left to perform? I could always try the semi-serif treatment, I thought, and that’s what you’re getting — a semi-serif squared monoline egyptienne!”
Chunk Five, designed in California by Meredith Mandel for The League of Moveable Type is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use. Download OTF and TTF.