Mozilla’s open source typeface Zilla Slab is available
Just over a week ago, Mozilla released their new identity typeface Zilla Slab under OFL (the Open Font License) and open sourced the UFO (Unifed Font Object) source files. Designed by Peter Biľak of Typotheque, Zilla Slab is now available for anyone to use.
Mozilla is conducting their identity design process in the open, so some designers (incuding me) have been looking forward to this typeface becoming available. I was surprised to see that had already happened on GitHub a week ago, and I didn’t really see any news about it.
Perhaps it’s forthcoming. In the meantime, I put together a small editable specimen for you to try out Zilla Slab:
The type family includes two additional highlight styles, which I didn’t show here. The new Mozilla identity uses quite a bit of knocked out (positive-on-black) text, including the logo. Adding styles to the type family that have already done properly will make it much easier to follow the Mozilla identity guide.