It’s no secret that Google Fonts is an excellent resource when it comes to finding the right font for your next project. With over 800 fonts available on its website, there are more choices than you could ever ask for. But with so many options out there, how do you know which one is best? This article will walk through some of the best Google fonts and give you tips on using them effectively in your design work.
Arial is a sans-serif typeface developed in 1982 by Monotype Imaging, now a part of Monotype GmbH. It was designed as a near-exact copy of the Helvetica typeface. While Arial has many similarities to Helvetica, it has an inferior x-height and therefore it appears less sharp in small sizes. Compared to Helvetica, Arial also has squared-off p and q glyphs (rather than curved), lacks a true italic style, and has smaller counters that make its letters look skinnier (though this can be mitigated by custom font styles).
Courgette is a sans-serif typeface designed by Vernon Adams. It was inspired by the lettering on a Coca-Cola bottle and was designed for use in user interfaces and on websites. The name Courgette is a reference to its curly shape, which resembles the vegetable zucchini.
As a humanist sans-serif typeface, Courgette has an open look that makes it easy to read at small sizes or when viewed from afar, making it ideal for digital devices like smartphones or tablets.
Lobster is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by David K. Vanderpool in the early 1990s. It is named after the lobster, which he says “is one of my favorite animals.”
The idea behind Lobster was to create a simple, geometric typeface that looked good both on screen and when printed.
Pacifico is a typeface designed by Rodrigo Fuenzalida, based on the lettering of Mexican painter and architect Diego Rivera. The name Pacifico comes from a mural that Rivera created for the Banamex Cultural Center in Mexico City.
The design was conceived with two goals in mind: to convey elegance and harmony through its graceful curves and soft lines; and to be versatile enough to be used both in large headlines or as body copy.
Roboto is a sans serif typeface designed by Christian Robertson and published by Google as part of the Roboto font family. It was developed for Android devices, and it has been used since September 2010 on Android smartphones, tablets and watches.
Roboto was named after the brand of milk sold in Sweden (which is called “Robottmjölk”, literally “robot’s milk”). The name was chosen for its similarity to the word “robust”.
So, now that you’re familiar with the best Google fonts, it’s time for you to choose one and get started on creating amazing designs. Which one do you like the most? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!