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Fun wide slab serif: Platia

Bookmarked Platia | I Love Typography (I Love Typography)

Platia is a modern revival of the Hellenic Wide style that was popular in the 19th century. It retains the wide slab look while updating the details, especially curled legs, to enhance its elegance. It comes with Greek and Cyrillic in 9 weights. Platia means ‘wide’ in Greek (i.e. Hellenic).

Love that lowercase k and uppercase R 😍 That lowercase a and g are also pleasing. I rarely have reason to use slab serifs but would love to have an excuse to use this one!

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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