Korneuburg Slab — Free Font Friday

This weeks free font is the lovely Korneuburg Slab typeface by Flö Rastbichler.

This is the first post as part of a series that I’ll be calling “Free Font Friday”; as a result of this series the aim is to post at least one font a week. Since the fonts will either be on sale, require a donation, and best of all FREE this won’t end up costing much. I’ve purchased many quality fonts from Designers who only require a small monetary donation. First of all, to start the ball rolling, the first font to get things flowing is FREE, this font is Korneuburg Slab by Flö Rastbichler.

I came across this beauty whilst doing a regular font search session. As a result of this search I happily donated towards the purchase of this free font as you get access to Light, Regular and Bold weights as well as italicised variants for these weights. As a result of all these extra bits, the money you end up donating to the designer actually, seems feels like a steal.

The structure

Delving into this fonts details leads you to relate that it has a lot of character. It’s grotesque slab form gives it more age than I suppose it should have. It almost represents a font you’d maybe find in a western movie. The sketches that have been shown in the imagery show how the letterforms have evolved. Because of this evolution, you start to notice some unique characteristics. For example one such characteristic is the notch that appears at the end of the thinnest stroke on the lowercase n’s shoulder. Secondly the attention to detail extends to the characters ascenders and descenders, they were refined to fit with the x-height of the other characters.

“Korneuburg Slab was a semester project. It’s based on Korneuburg Display, which is influenced by the neoclassicist city Korneuburg in Lower Austria, especially the forms of it’s multiple archways.” (Flö Rastbichler, 2013)

[Images credit to Flö Rastbichler]

Korneuburg Slab free font by Flö Rastbichler

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Korneuburg Slab character creation

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Korneuburg Slab Light

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Korneuburg Slab free font by Flö Rastbichler

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