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What is the Slate™ font?

A typeface of grace, power and exceptional versatility, the Slate collection is a truly beautiful design that achieves stellar levels of readability, both in print and on screen.
Created by the award winning type designer Rod McDonald, this six-weight sans serif family is a rare example of sublime aesthetics meeting world-class functionality. The typeface’s legible letterforms embody an amalgam of the best traits of both humanistic and grotesque letterforms. More…
“I didn’t want a face with an ‘engineered’ look, or with any noticeable design gimmicks or devices,” admits designer McDonald. “I wanted a pure design. I confess that I was ruthless with any character that wanted to stand out from the rest.”
The Slate collection is available in six weights with complementary italics, with slight changes in structure from the light to the black weights. Its light weight is reminiscent of early American sans.
Whether for use in display work or in longer-form settings, few typefaces possess the beauty and power of this design, leaving the Slate family an excellent addition to any designer’s typographic quiver.

Slate™ Font families

The Slate™ includes the following font families:

  • Slate Light
  • Slate Light Italic
  • Slate Book
  • Slate Book Italic
  • Slate Regular
  • Slate Italic
  • Slate Medium
  • Slate Medium Italic
  • Slate Bold
  • Slate Bold Italic
  • Slate Black
  • Slate Black Italic
  • Slate Light Condensed
  • Slate Book Condensed
  • Slate Condensed
  • Slate Medium Condensed
  • Slate Bold Condensed
  • Slate Black Condensed

Slate™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Slate™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Are you looking for Slate™ As a Free to Download?

Well if you are then you'll be disappointed. Unfortunately Slate™ is not available as a free download font. Nearly all the fonts that we display on is a premium font. This means that you will have to pay to download it and use it for your project. You could waste hours of your time looing around the web to find a free download of Slate™, or you could just save that time and effort into creating some awesome work with Slate™.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Slate™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Slate™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Slate™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Slate™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Slate™ 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 Slate™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Slate™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)