Fakt Slab Stencil is designed by Thomas Thiemich and is his latest project for OurType, following Alto, Fakt, Fakt Slab, Fakt Soft, Remo, and Remo Stencil. Fakt Slab Stencil joins OurType's already distinguished slab serif collection that includes Fresco Informal, Parry, Sansa Slab, and Stan.
Like the other members of the Fakt superfamily, Fakt Slab and its offspring Fakt Slab Stencil are elegantly monolinear. But in creating a stencil variant of Fakt Slab, merely adding breaks was never going to be enough for Thiemich, whose typefaces all make clever use of font technology. The urge to push the envelope meant that Fakt Slab Stencil would not be just a stylistic afterthought; it would be a new conception full of surprises. And indeed, that's what you get, a typeface whose gentle smile can transcend into a full-bodied laugh – at your discretion.
Begin by typing as you would with any normal typeface. Need a standard ligature? Fakt Slab Stencil boasts the usual uppercase and lowercase provision. Now type in uppercase only and watch the ligatures multiply. At their simplest, these help you avoid repetitions of glyphs: try the double-O ligature, for example, or the double-A or -G. But that's just the start; try other combinations and see what happens – the ligatures abound. In fact there are so many – more than 560 in total – that there's a ligature for almost every capital letter combination, helping you turn any word into a compact, muscular, dynamic logo – amazing!
Fakt Slab Stencil consists of ten weights of roman only. Like all other members of the Fakt family, the Stencil has an extended range of thin weights, including the ethereal 'Air'. Its Pro character set includes lining and old style figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); a basic set of fractions; case sensitive punctuation; mathematical and monetary symbols; arrows; numerous stylistic alternates, standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents for all Western, Central, and East European languages based on the Latin script.
Released by OurType in 2014, Fakt Slab Stencil is available in OpenType PRO, TrueType, EOT, and WOFF formats.
Fakt Slab Stencil supports 108 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)