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Besley (free font)

The slab serif typeface Besley on a mobile phone in a headline, body text, a pull quote and a button.

Slab Serif

by indestructible type*

12 Styles

Regular to Fatface with italics

Variable font

2 axes (weight, italic)


Free (SIL Open Font License)

Use it for

  • Headings (display text)
  • Long reading text (body text)
  • User Interfaces (functional text)

My thoughts on Besley

I love this contemporary redesign of the all times classic Clarendron. It captures the vibe of the original but with more consistency, fitting italics in one beautiful variable font. And the Fatface is marvelously attention grabbing! Use it for your next long reading text project or as a stunning display typeface.

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