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Austral Slab


this font is free for personal or non-profit use
Austral Slab Maplines Thin is free for personal & commercial use

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Austral Slab is a hand-drawn layered font designed by Antipixel, with unique textures & styles that combine giving your work a distinctive impression. This font comes in three weights, Regular, Light & Thin, with irregular outlines and uneven/crooked strokes, giving your work more personality and making it exclusive and powerful.
For this same reason it can be used in a vast variety of projects, such as logos & branding, stationery, book covers, magazine design, clothing prints & tags, packaging, animated videos, and many more!

Austral Slab has three sets of alphabets in uppercase and lowercase to avoid repeating the same character pattern, and giving the font a more natural handwritten feel. This is included in the Open-Type Contextual Alternates, which applies an automatic substitution of glyphs as long as the Open-Type features are activated. Also, Austral Slab offers other Open-Type features such as Stylistic Alternates, Ligatures, Discretionary Ligatures, Fractions, Superscript, Subscript, Denominator, Numerator, Scientific Inferiors & Kerning.

This font has a very large glyph coverage and can be used in a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Polish, Czech, Vietnamese, Finnish, Icelandic, among many others.

The style Maplines Thin is offered Free for commercial & personal use!

In its first launch at MyFonts, Austral Slab was featured among the HotNewFonts from the 27th of July, to the 25th of August 2016.


Designer: Julia Martínez Diana
Design Date: October 2015 - June 2016
Release Date: July 7, 2016
Publisher: Antipixel
Imagery design: Julia Martínez Diana

MyFonts' Hot New Fonts #24 / from 27 July - 25 August 2016.
YouWorkForThem Highest Rank #36

Merit Award Latin Typeface, Hiii Typography 2016.


Featured by:
IdN International Designers' Network (Hong Kong)
FontMatters review: "A magnificent layered typeface by Antipixel"
Graffica.info "Austral Slab, una 'road-typography' inspirada en el paisaje de carretera argentino"
Mindsparkle Mag "New Austral Slab font"
FreeDesignResources "Austral Slab Maplines Thin Free"
Pristina.org "Uma fonte gratuita cheia de personalidade"
Linotype "New fonts releases in December 2016"
Hiiibrand featured Austral Slab in their homepage 24 March 2017
The Fancy Deal Best Selling Gorgeous Fonts Bundle (2017)

This font is free for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact me or purchase the license you require at one of these links. To learn more about the type of license and ammount of users needed, contact me via e-mail.
The style Maplines Thin is offered Free for commercial & personal use!

*The irregular strokes of this font are inspired by the silhouettes of mountains, treelines, old broken wood, among others.
The textures this font offers are inspired by rust, water and humidity drip marks, dirt, maps, road lines, and many other objects and textures I found from July 2015 to April 2016, living in San Juan, Argentina, and traveling to Mendoza, Córdoba and Monte Hermoso (Buenos Aires).


























font process




The font's structure was first drawn with pencil, and then traced with markers to make the different weights. After that, it was scanned and drawn roughly in the first vector version. Then it was finally vectorized in the font software with all the details & textures. Finally, kerning and Open-Type programming were done.

*The irregular strokes of this font are inspired by the silhouettes of mountains, treelines, old broken wood, among others.
The textures this font offers are inspired by rust, water and humidity drip marks, dirt, maps, road lines, and many other objects and textures I found from July 2015 to April 2016, living in San Juan, Argentina, and traveling to Mendoza, Córdoba and Monte Hermoso (Buenos Aires).


Austral Slab was sketched and designed from October 2015 to June 2016, in San Juan and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was finally released the 6th of July, 2016.




















































font concept




The irregular strokes of this font are inspired by the silhouettes of mountains, treelines, old broken wood, among others.
The textures this font offers are inspired by rust, water and humidity drip marks, dirt, maps, road lines, and many other objects and textures I found from July 2015 to April 2016, living in San Juan, Argentina, and traveling to Mendoza, Córdoba and Monte Hermoso (Buenos Aires).


These images were taken by Julia Martinez Diana as inspiration for Austral during the first stage of the creative process. The design of outlines and textures were inspired by these landscapes.
This theme also had a huge role in Austral's identity, and therefore in the design of the imagery. Travel & journeys were used as the main topic of this font's language.
















font in use



Disclaimer:
These images where not designed or owned by Antipixel, but by third parties, unless otherwise stated. The purpose of these pieces is only for showing the font in use, working in real products or identities.

Austral Slab was used by:
Khaos