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Humanist slab serif family

A mix between tradition and innovation, Basil is a unique humanist slab serif well suitable for broad range of design projects – editorial, logotype, poster, etc. With its tall x-height and generous internal spaces, this slab serif type family was especially designed with legibility in mind and is well suitable for body text at small sizes. In the same time Basil is equally able as titling and headline font due to numerous distinctive visual features* that shape its attractive appearance. A true workhorse, packed with lots of OpenType features* and full multilingual support, this humanist slab serif family consists of six weights, with Regular weight available for free (free font)!

Basil type family received Special Mention in Cyrillic text Typeface category at 7th International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces – Granshan 2014. It also was exhibited at New Bulgarian Typography exhibition part of Sofia Design week 2013 and then took part in several travelling exhibitions.

Prominent features

  • Humanist slab serif design with elegant wedge style serifs
  • Specially redesigned ultra-black weight;
  • Full Multilingual support (even at smallcaps level)
  • Cyrillic that is more natural and true to overall typeface style
  • Specially designed “floating” oblique axis, that slowly develops throughout the members of the type family
  • OpenType Features: ligatures; small caps; lining, old-style and tabular figures; sup- and subscript figures; numerators and denominators;
  • Regular weight free font


  • Granshan 2014 – awarded Special mention in Cyrillic Category!
  • MyFonts Hot New Font July – August 2014

  • Exhibited at Sofia Design Week 2013 as part of New Bulgarian Typography exhibition
  • Exhibited at Stalker and Friends / Unguarded Zone 2014 annual design exhibition in Varna, Bulgaria

Where to buy

Buy Basil the humanist slab from MyFonts


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