HWT Slab™

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What is the HWT Slab™ font?

These two extra bold fonts are classic slab serif wood type styles with one detail of difference. Columbian is an extra bold Clarendon wood type that was manufactured by many of the wood type manufacturers in the late 19th century. “Clarendons” feature bracketed or rounded serif joins whereas “Antique” was a class of typefaces that features squared off slab serifs. Some type designs have only minor differences from others. The Columbian design is essentially identical to Wm. Page & Co.’s “Antique no. 4”, with the difference being the bracketed serifs. More…
In researching material for the digitization of Columbian, we started with a 15 line font identified as “Columbian” shown in the Angelica Press wood type portfolio (printed in 1976). This font is in fact “Page Antique no. 4”. Comparing Antique #4 to Columbian specimens from Hamilton and other manufacturers confirms the only real difference is the serif treatments. Therefore, both fonts are presented as a pair. Each font features a full Western & Central European character set.

HWT Slab™ Font families

The HWT Slab™ font includes the following font families:

  • HWT Slab Antique
  • HWT Slab Columbian

HWT Slab™ Preview

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You're probably thinking - Is HWT Slab™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. HWT Slab™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of HWT Slab™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for HWT Slab™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for HWT Slab™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of HWT Slab™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of HWT Slab™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find HWT Slab™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free HWT Slab™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for HWT Slab™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want HWT Slab™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)