Designers: Mateusz Machalski
Design date: 2014
The Adagio Family is a part of Mateusz Machalski’s, Warsaw Academy of fine arts Master Degree Diploma in multimedia studio, conducted by Professor Stanisław Wieczorek and his brave PHD Jakub Wróblewski. Adagio is a modern type family. It consists of 3 main varieties: sans, serif and slab. Each one of them has it’s own “true italic” set. All of the styles together have over 400 characters in 9 different thicknesses. The Adagio family was created mostly for company identities. The idea was to create a wide range of different varieties which are stylistically consistent.
Adagio Slab – Slab variety is a result of the Sans and Serif varieties. It has the same contrast as Sans. In distinction of Adagio Serif, Slab contains strong, beamy and symmetrical serifs in the form of pillows.
Thanks to large X length, and highly stretched descenders, it also works correct in longer text, while it’s strong detail is good for headlines. Slab version is a great complement for Adagio Serif and Adagio Sans.