A certain class of font whose serifs look like slabs (eg: flat lines or blocks) and not hooks. Slab serif fonts are often, but not always very readable. Because the serifs are simple and strong, they give one the feeling that they have been punched into the page. Well known examples of slab serifs are Clarendon, New Century Schoolbook, and Memphis.
a type of serif font that evolved from the Modern style
A typeface with heavy square serifs.Also called Egyptian.
Square or rectangular shaped serif at right angles to the characterâ€™s main stem and often of the same thickness. Slab serifs are a hallmark of Egyptienne typefaces.
In typography, a slab serif (also called mechanistic, square serif or egyptian) typeface is a type of serif typeface characterized by thick, block-like serifs. Slab serif typefaces generally have no bracket (feature connecting the strokes to the serifs). Because of their bold appearance, they are most commonly used in large headlines and advertisements but are seldom used in body text.