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.
Google is designing the Font of the Future
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About the Author: Ellyssa
Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa
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