Designed by Christian Robertson
Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.
This is the Roboto Slab family, which can be used alongside the normal Roboto family and the Roboto Condensed family.
In November 2019, the family was updated with a variable font "Weight" axis.
To contribute, see github.com/googlefonts/robotoslab.
You can download font files directly and install them with Font Book. However, it’ll be much easier to install these fonts with RightFont — the best font manager for Mac.
These fonts are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
You can use them freely in your products & projects - print or digital, commercial or otherwise.