The Heaviest Typeface in the World

January 25th, 2008 by Larry

If you’ve been to Octane Coffee lately, you’ve probably noticed the new wall graphic. How could you not? It’s Black Slabbath, the heaviest typeface in the world. There’s only one thing about this new typeface that isn’t colossally black: the razor-thin white space. It slices through and between geometric characters, creating a juxtaposition of contrasts and rhythms. It was designed by our buddy and creative director of Armchair Media, Stefan Kjartansson and is available for purchase at YouWorkForThem.

Here’s a video of Mick Bailey installing the wall graphic at Octane.

We’re going to hold a small design contest as incentive for you to purchase the typeface from YouWorkForThem. It goes like this: We’ll print a tee for the first person to send us a completed design (2 colors or less) using Black Slabbath. We’ll also print a few extra tees for ourselves and some close friends, but you’ll get all the bragging rights! Email your final graphics to Let’s do this!

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2 Responses

  1. dan Says:

    so sick!

  2. Courtney Says:

    Gangsta Gangsta.

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