A typeface that has an almost uniform thickness of strokes and such heavy square (slab) serifs that the thickness of the serif is about equal to its extension from the main stroke. Also known as Slab Serif. Courier, Lubalin and Egyptian are examples of common slab serif types. See also ARIAL COURIER FONT FRAKTUR GARAMOND HELVETICA JENSON NEW CENTURY SCHOOLBOOK SERIF STROKE TIMES ROMAN
A typeface style with slab or square serifs, these lack contrast (i.e. in a serif face, thick serifs and stems that are normally thin are fat). Also known as â€˜Westernâ€™ faces as they are reminiscent of the old American West. They are sometimes made up of human forms and floral figures, and are one of the oldest reminders of the craftsmanship of the 19th century, before the arrival of modern journalism and printing techniques. Still with us today, some of these faces are so bold and condensed that they hardly have any white space between the letters.