Neutraface, named after the Modernist architect Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970), is based on the geometric minimalist lettering that the architect used on his commercial and residential buildings. Later came Neutraface No. 2, redrawn and reengineered, and intended as an expansion of the original version and, in comparison, applicable to a wider variety of design applications. The complete Neutraface collection now numbers a total of 71 fonts. This versatile sans serif collection now also includes a slab serif version called Neutraface Slab. More below.
An overview of typography-related terms, adapted from Wikipedia.de (via The Smashing Book)
House Industries' Neutraface Slab is an elegantly designed slab serif that features a comprehensive range of weights and styles including five display weights, from the elegant Display Thin to the strong Display Titling; four text weights, running through Light, Book, Demi, and Bold—with accompanying italics; and a stencil style. Kai Bernau and Susana Carvalho are responsible for the design of Neutraface Slab and you can read about their process here.
Other cool stuff
Neutraface Slab Blocks
I absolutely love wooden toys! These blocks help children understand the important nuances that define fine alphabets long before they learn how to spell cat, dog, mom or dad. This is a cute set of 12 Neutraface Slab alphabet blocks so darn pretty that you might not let the kids play with it, keeping the set for yourself. :)
Small Neutraface Slab Pillow
Wouldn't mind resting my weary head on a Neutraface Slab-covered pillow after a hard day at the office. This type-patterned pillow reminds us that typography can provide visual and physical comfort. House has more cushions, t-shirts, and even a chair in their Furnishings section. Just remember that browsing there could mean adding more items to your wish list.