About NaN Serf

NaN Serf is our present-day, old-style serif tailored to excel at all sizes. Orthogonal detailing brings a sharp vectorial alignment to a centuries-old genre, matching functionality with panache, imparting a warm letterpress quality at small sizes, while at larger sizes, geometrical shaping gives it a crisp, contemporary finish. 

Serf comes in four optical sizes, from a look-at-me Display to a pragmatic Micro cut. Designed with versatility at its core, Serf is as comfortable in editorial environments as in digital and branding spaces, offering formidable flexibility across its eight weights per optical size. Not to mention, Serf’s perpendicular terminals, open counters and distinctive flat terminal-endings behave particularly well on screen, marking it as a true web-ready font family. Optimised for whatever context you throw at it. Large and small, on-screen and in print. An ideal multi-channel typeface, we say. 

Oh, did we mention that NaN Serf is also available in two distinct versions? Serf A ■ notably features stylised squared punctuation and dots, whilst Serf B ● sports traditional rounded forms for the more conservative at heart. Pick your poison! 

Like all our fonts, Serf contains a rigorous character set, comprehensive language support and a few silly surprises. Check out Serf’s PDF for more details.

Version 1.0
NaN Serf will soon benefit from in-progress italics updates and/or monospaced versions. Every licensee of the Full Family package will receive these updates for free. 

serf.nan.xyz

Typeface: NaN Serf
Designed by NaN
NaN Team: Daria Cohen, Fadhl Haqq, Léon Hugues, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Luke Prowse, Florian Runge
Additional Engineering:
Igino Marini
Year: 2022-2024
Languages: Supporting 305 latin based languages
Formats: TTF, WOFF2 (Autohinted)

Download PDF Specimen

Microsite: serf.nan.xyz

No Master Only Serfs!
The Society of the Commons
Work Without the Worker
The Destruction of Reason, 1902
Der Begriff „leibeigen“ ist erstmals in einer von Adolf Friedrich I. von Mecklenburg herausgegebenen „Gesinde- und Bauernordnung“ von 1645 belegt.
KHOLOPS WERE THE LOWEST CLASS OF SERFS IN THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN RUSSIA. THEY HAD STATUS SIMILAR TO SLAVES, AND COULD BE FREELY TRADED.
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide* Is An Ergoline Derivative: 5-HT1A (Ki = 1.1 nM), 5-HT2A (Ki = 2.9 nM), 5-HT2B (Ki = 4.9 nM)
OEFENMATCHEN. KV Mechelen klopt Genk, zuinige zege voor Standard
Rays Center Fielder No. 947 in Draft, No. 1 in Defense
ANALYSE. Iedereen kijkt naar Sagan (behalve zijn eigen team)
Mendes vs. McGregor: UFC 189 Main Event Odds, Predictions and Tale of the Tape
Video: What It’s Like to Face a 150 M.P.H. Tennis Serve
Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Should Be Able to Overcome Loss of Finger, Former Players Say
Orienteering’s Key to Winning: Not Getting Lost
Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid Faces Skepticism Despite New Proposal, Poll Finds
#000 — Luciana Hainzelin
#001 — Leya Dombes
#002 — Anjana Defache
#003 — Aryelle Bergeal
#004 — Kameron Bidaux
#005 — Iliess Rochebouet
#006 — Narcisse Montanavelli
#007 — Johra Balannec
#008 — Rudie Gouabault
#009 — Pasqualino Bitout
#010 — Albertus Vignoulle
#011 — Joshua Jurion
#012 — Meloud Aude
#013 — Maroi Kessenheimer
#014 — Leana Serusclat
#015 — Samuella Thibus
#016 — Egle Grandazzi
#017 — Miia Langelier
#018 — Art Champandard
#019 — Gaella Sompayrac
#020 — Philippine Ferlisi
#021 — Chrislene Zemire
#022 — Keycha Desebe
#023 — Kamel Niault
#024 — Akime Boudol
#025 — Amadou Medez
#026 — Dastane De Blasiis
#027 — Bulent Brivezac
#028 — Azize Boussekine
#029 — Tatianna Neiva
#030 — Mordjane Pojer
#031 — Christ-Emmanuel Sergolle
#032 — Kaourantin Darbier
#033 — Sisley Pomes-Pedabadie
#034 — Antoine-Louis Sibertin-Blanc
#035 — Iara Hopquin
#036 — Erminia Boudjemaa
#037 — Djessi Farinaux
#038 — Indila Madine
#039 — Ceres Leobold
#040 — Maolan Addenet
#041 — Joab Palomino
#042 — Lenaick Jagorel
#043 — Maissa Spinetti
#044 — Garcia Diette
#045 — Rose-Hélène Monthioux
#046 — Lisy Mehah
#047 — Hayder Limer
#048 — Reneld Boulhic
#049 — Otto Duchambon
#050 — Loéva Priest
#051 — Romulus Wohlgemuth
#052 — Morena Vanfleteren
#053 — Ptissem Haquet
#054 — Maellysse Amadon
#055 — Véronica Lepeut
#056 — Alphena Dial
#057 — Thyana Degroisse
#058 — Dosithee Reissent
#059 — Annelie Grosdoigt
#060 — Alise Cattaud
#061 — Madalina Heizmann
#062 — Clothaire Leculee
#063 — Maureene Atache
#064 — Douae Vandenboren
#065 — Telmo Nouallet
#066 — Chaida Vigeon
#067 — Cloud Estampes
#068 — Gregorio Gutmann
#069 — Arnaldo Chauvanet
#070 — Ratib Le Peculier
#071 — Nassime Giboudot
#072 — Magnolia Kronenberger
#073 — Loryanne Mauchoffe
#074 — Eldin Schenegg
#075 — Hayna Basillais
#076 — Ylenia Peruzza
#077 — Lisandro Cotereau
#078 — Eusebia Montier
#079 — Liria Labasque
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
The decline of serfdom in Western Europe has sometimes been attributed to the widespread plague epidemic of the Black Death, which reached Europe in 1347 and caused massive fatalities, disrupting society. Conversely, serfdom grew stronger in Central and Eastern Europe, where it had previously been less common (this phenomenon was known as “second serfdom”).
EDUCATING THE MIND WITHOUT EDUCATING THE HEART IS NO EDUCATION AT ALL.
In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts”, a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale. The set went through three limited edition printings before Schmidt suddenly died in early 1980, after which the card decks became rather rare and expensive. Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends (not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction). Eno’s decision to revisit the cards and his collaboration with Norton in revising them is described in detail in his 1996 book A Year with Swollen Appendices. With public interest in the cards undiminished, in 2001 Eno once again produced a new set of Oblique Strategies cards. The number and content of the cards vary according to the edition. In May 2013 a limited edition of 500 boxes, in burgundy rather than black, was issued. In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale.
“Version A*!”
“Version B*!”
DIE LEIBEIGENSCHAFT WURDE DURCH DIE GEBURT BEGRÜNDET; AUSSCHLAGGEBEND WAR DER STAND DER MUTTER. HATTE EIN WITWER KINDER AUS MEHREREN EHEN, KONNTE DIES SOGAR ZUR WEGNAHME VON KINDERN FÜHREN. FREIE KONNTEN IN UNFREIHEIT GERATEN. DIE „VERJÄHRUNG“ DES FREIEN STANDES TRAT EIN, WENN SICH EIN FREIER IN EINER GEGEND NIEDERLIESS, WO DIE LÄNDLICHE BEVÖLKERUNG LEIBEIGEN WAR. SELBST FREI GEBORENE KINDER WURDEN LEIBEIGEN, WENN IHRE ELTERN NACH DER GEBURT LEIBEIGEN WURDEN.WER SICH ALS FREIER NICHT MEHR WIRTSCHAFTLICH HALTEN KONNTE, KONNTE SICH IN LEIBEIGENSCHAFT BEGEBEN. UM WIRKSAMKEIT ZU ERLANGEN, MUSSTE DIESE ERKLÄRUNG IN EINEM ERGEBEBRIEF SCHRIFTLICH ABGEGEBEN WERDEN.AUCH MASSENEIDE NACH VORGEFERTIGTEN MUSTERN KAMEN VOR, MIT DENEN UNTERTANEN SICH VERPFLICHTETEN, SICH DEM LEIBHERRN MIT LEIB UND GUT NICHT ZU ENTFREMDEN, IN WÜRTTEMBERG 1282/1283 UND 1296/1297, UND IN BASEL 1499. DIE AUFHEBUNG DER LEIBEIGENSCHAFT KONNTE DURCH FREILASSUNG GEGEN ENTGELT UND NACH BELIEBEN DES GUTSHERRN ERFOLGEN.[55] DIE ABWESENHEIT VOM GUT HATTE DIE VERJÄHRUNG DES LEIBEIGENTUMS ZUR FOLGE. BEI LEDIGEN BETRUG DIE FRIST 31 JAHRE, SECHS WOCHEN UND DREI TAGE; BEI VERHEIRATETEN ZEHN JAHRE. IN WÜRTTEMBERG KAM ES IN AUSNAHMEFÄLLEN ZUM AUSTAUSCH VON LEIBEIGENEN ZWISCHEN EINZELNEN LEIBHERREN, INSBESONDERE IN ANGRENZENDEN TERRITORIEN. EIN WECHSEL KAM AUCH AUF INITIATIVE VON LEIBEIGENEN VOR, MEIST WENN SIE HEIRATEN UND DESHALB WEGZIEHEN WOLLTEN, ABER KEIN GELD FÜR EINEN FREIKAUF HATTEN. LEIBEIGENE KONNTEN MIT GÜTERN UND AUCH EINZELN VERKAUFT WERDEN.
Serf A Text
In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts”, a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale. The set went through three limited edition printings before Schmidt suddenly died in early 1980, after which the card decks became rather rare and expensive. Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends (not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction). Eno’s decision to revisit the cards and his collaboration with Norton in revising them is described in detail in his 1996 book A Year with Swollen Appendices. With public interest in the cards undiminished, in 2001 Eno once again produced a new set of Oblique Strategies cards. The number and content of the cards vary according to the edition. In May 2013 a limited edition of 500 boxes, in burgundy rather than black, was issued. In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale.
Serf A Micro
In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts”, a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale. The set went through three limited edition printings before Schmidt suddenly died in early 1980, after which the card decks became rather rare and expensive. Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends (not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction). Eno’s decision to revisit the cards and his collaboration with Norton in revising them is described in detail in his 1996 book A Year with Swollen Appendices. With public interest in the cards undiminished, in 2001 Eno once again produced a new set of Oblique Strategies cards. The number and content of the cards vary according to the edition. In May 2013 a limited edition of 500 boxes, in burgundy rather than black, was issued. In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale.
The Manorial System Exhibited A Degree Of Reciprocity.
In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts”, a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale. The set went through three limited edition printings before Schmidt suddenly died in early 1980, after which the card decks became rather rare and expensive. Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends (not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction). Eno’s decision to revisit the cards and his collaboration with Norton in revising them is described in detail in his 1996 book A Year with Swollen Appendices. With public interest in the cards undiminished, in 2001 Eno once again produced a new set of Oblique Strategies cards. The number and content of the cards vary according to the edition. In May 2013 a limited edition of 500 boxes, in burgundy rather than black, was issued. In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale.
In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts”, a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale. The set went through three limited edition printings before Schmidt suddenly died in early 1980, after which the card decks became rather rare and expensive. Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends (not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction). Eno’s decision to revisit the cards and his collaboration with Norton in revising them is described in detail in his 1996 book A Year with Swollen Appendices. With public interest in the cards undiminished, in 2001 Eno once again produced a new set of Oblique Strategies cards. The number and content of the cards vary according to the edition. In May 2013 a limited edition of 500 boxes, in burgundy rather than black, was issued. In 1970, Peter Schmidt created “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” a box containing 55 sentences letterpress printed onto disused prints that accumulated in his studio, which is still in Eno’s possession. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late 1960s, had been pursuing a similar project himself, which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in 1974. There was a significant overlap between the two projects, and so, in late 1974, Schmidt and Eno combined them into a single pack of cards and offered them for general sale.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ”
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
#0123456789
!?&%@
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ”
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
#0123456789
!?&%@
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ”
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
#0123456789
!?&%@
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ”
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
#0123456789
!?&%@

Variable Font Preview

Skyscraper!

Selected Opentype Features

Agua con gaz Single-storey -a-
Magma Schoolbook -g-
Eye yolk Schoolbook -y-
$45-₩918 Tabular Figures and Currencies
Cybr 2148 Oldstyle Figures
J@ck@ss Alternate -@-
L0rd 20
Monolinear Zero (oldstyle)
EDJE Alternate – J-
Affamée Discretionary Ligatures

Styles

  • NaN Serf A Display ExtraLight
  • NaN Serf A Display Light
  • NaN Serf A Display Regular
  • NaN Serf A Display Medium
  • NaN Serf A Display Semibold
  • NaN Serf A Display Bold
  • NaN Serf A Display ExtraBold
  • NaN Serf A Display Black
  • NaN Serf A Headline ExtraLight
  • NaN Serf A Headline Light
  • NaN Serf A Headline Regular
  • NaN Serf A Headline Medium
  • NaN Serf A Headline Bold
  • NaN Serf A Headline ExtraBold
  • NaN Serf A Headline Black
  • NaN Serf A Text Light
  • NaN Serf A Text Book
  • NaN Serf A Text Regular
  • NaN Serf A Text Medium
  • NaN Serf A Text Semibold
  • NaN Serf A Text Bold
  • NaN Serf A Text ExtraBold
  • NaN Serf A Text Black
  • NaN Serf A Micro Light
  • NaN Serf A Micro Book
  • NaN Serf A Micro Regular
  • NaN Serf A Micro Medium
  • NaN Serf A Micro Semibold
  • NaN Serf A Micro Bold
  • NaN Serf A Micro ExtraBold
  • NaN Serf A Micro Black

Sign Up for Trial Fonts

NaN uses Fair Font Pricing to ensure fair access to our fonts no matter where you are in the world. Our fonts are priced differently based on location – if the cost of coffee varies from place to place, why shouldn’t fonts? FFP is based on purchasing power parity by the World Bank. It looks like you’re in Germany. Your total cost will be adjusted down by 20%. Country and final pricing confirmation at checkout. Learn More.

Select NaN Serf

NaN Serf Display Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Display Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Headline Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Headline Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Text Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Text Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Micro Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40
NaN Serf Micro Subfamily Per Style ⁘ 40

Select Your Font License

1. License Type

Our Commercial License is based on a perpetual, worry-free model with no surprise costs. The key metric we use is the end-user’s company size as measured by employee count. Agencies are allowed to buy and use fonts on behalf of their end-user clients.

Our Pitch License offers access to complete, full-featured fonts for internal trial and pitch purposes only at a 70% discount. This allows you to test-drive and present our fonts in your mockups before project sign-off.

We offer an 80% discount to students and educators. Students may use licensed fonts for both school projects and commercial ones during and after their studies, as long as they work for companies with less than 6 employees. No I.D required, we trust you.

Our Charity and Social Enterprise License offers everything that our Commercial one does but for a 50% discount. The licensee must be a registered charity, non-profit or social enterprise.

2. Covered usages

3. Company Name
[?]
End-user company name including client or organisation / student. The company or organisation making final use of the fonts for its communication. The agency or studio is only a sub-contractor. By using the fonts, this company agrees to the license terms.

4. Company Size
[?]
This is the number of people who work for the end-user company (employees and sub-contractors combined). External designers or agencies working on behalf of the end-user should be included. Any freelancer or sub-contractor working more than half of their time for the Licensee for a duration of minimum 3 months should be counted in their employee number.

Licensee →

The licensee is the company or organisation making final use of the fonts for its communication. The agency or design team is a sub-contractor and should be included in the Licensee’s employee count.

Read our EULA

Company Size →

This is the number of people working for the company (employees, designers and sub-contractors combined).

Any doubts or questions? Read our F.A.Q.

Pricing Model →

Our pricing model is based on the size of the Licensee’s company. The price increases with the size of the company. Our pricing model also takes into account the Licensee’s country of residence to adjust the price in a fairer way.

Cart (0) Total price 0
License added to cart. Go to Cart →
Product added to cart. Go to Cart →
Emptied all cart items.

If You Liked X You May Like Y?