FR Kraken Slab Font

FR Kraken Slab Font is a mild-mannered monster of a typeface with a sturdy skeleton, characteristic features and a powerful personality.

It is a contemporary design inspired by the raw and lively looks of the English Antiques of the early 19th century. FR Kraken Slab carries the spirit of those models but delivers more than just a digital reproduction of any particular design from that period. It captures and re-creates the character of a style; it is like a collection of afterimages tuned into images once again, a tale truthfully re-told.

Love is in the air … the sturdy serifs of FR Kraken Slab grabbed my heart and hold it tight. This typeface designed by Béla Frank is confident, playful and shows strong personality. In the bold weights it is loud and strong, in the light weights, it can be gentle. But it never loses its uniqueness.

At first sight, you might say it does not look that modern, probably reminding you of the wild west or retro bulletins. That’s no coincident. The typeface was inspired by the lively and raw 19th-century English Antiquas, like Clarendron. What FR Kraken Slab does extremely well is captivating that spirit, while moving it to contemporary design with less contrast, and more characteristic features.

The most striking features are the bent and extended strokes at the end of many letters, like the R, K, a, j, k, r, or t. They add to the playfulness, wildness and loudness of this typeface. Brilliant for headings, while it also can become distracting in body text. Luckily, there is a way how you can tame that typeface.

It is called stylistic alternates and makes FR Kraken Slab simpler and narrower. I activated this OpenType feature for the body text in the phone image on top.

Overall, FR Kraken Slab is a great choice for branding, a playful editorial design (maybe using the free Air weight), or an attention grabbing web design for titles and shorter paragraphs. The power of stylistic alternates makes it more versatile, so make use of them, when it makes sense.

This font is demo font free for personal use only, contact designer for commercial use.

Font info

Designer Name:
Date: April 12, 2023
Downloads: 1500
Classification: Basic Fonts, Serif Fonts, Slab Serif Fonts
License: Free for Personal Use

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FRKrakenSlab-Air View all Glyphs The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

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