New York Magazine recently reported on Google’s attempt to design the font of the future. According to the article, Google wants to design a universal typeface as people now tend to use different fonts for different purposes, e.g., your cover letter likely has a different font than a text you send. “Typography is kind of the skeleton. It’s the unsung hero,” Matias Duarte, Google’s vice president of design, is quoted. “We’re trying to give people one logical, consistent system.” Google’s Droid had its own fonts whereas previous fonts for mobile devices were older ones put to the new use. The article elaborates on the history of Google’s process and its hopes for future development.

You can read the complete New York magazine article here.