Stoke Slab font (WIP)

  • Alister Shapley

Stoke-On-Trent’s always had a bit of a bad reputation but it’s got so much history with design, print and typography. I wanted to honour that somehow. This self-initiated project started as a screen print are series titled "made by a stokey". The idea of this series was to highlight aspects of the ceramics industry in Stoke making people think of the potteries and not the debt-ridden Brexit capital that was portrayed in the media. The typeface started with this "made by a stokey" print series and has now been developed into 9 weights. It's a work in progress but at a point I can start talking about it. You can read more about what inspired this project here: