Almost as soon as the World Wide Web was a real thing, designers have been pining for more type options than those offered by the core web fonts: Arial, Comic Sans, Courier, Georgia, Impact, Lucida, Palatino, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet and Verdana. While Typekit has delivered on the promise of a web type revolution, it carries with it some baggage that doesn’t sit perfectly with many designers. Jeffrey Zeldman sums up these misgivings admirably. Personally, it’s important that I feel ownership over what I create, and Typekit’s rental model doesn’t quite fit. I also have a strong affinity for free. All of which is to say that Google Web Fonts scratches my itch.
They’re easy to set up, have a great breadth of options already and look good on the screen. While you won’t find Futura, Bodoni or Museo, there are plenty of nice typefaces available. Here are some of my favorites.
Most Sincere Congratulations!
The royal hound says << woof >>
From Baghdad to Barcelona
New Permanent Marker Eraser
Marvels of Spatial Awareness
The Jewel of Budapest
Four Rights, Then One Left
IM Fell English SC
rouges and roguettes need not apply
Sorts Mill Goudy
The aroma from the moonshine was intoxicating.
Do NOT Feed the Zebra
Mark it, Dude.
Thank you for the kind offer, but, alas, no.
She’s a long way from Toledo, friend.
Banco Popular – Estados Unidos