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exploring fonts

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font name to learn more about it and its appropriate pairings

  • 1440:

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

  • 1501:

    The first italic font surfaces

  • 1798:

    The first version of Bodoni is released

  • 1800:

    Sans serif fonts are introduced

  • 1885:

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  • 1926:

    Gill Sans designed by Eric Gill

  • 1927:

    Creation of Futura begins

  • 1957:

    Helvetica is born

  • 1994:

    Comic Sans is designed for Microsoft

  • 1994:

    Playfair Display is released

  • 2011:

    Roboto is added to Google Fonts

  • 2011:

    Google commissions the creation of Open Sans

  • 1927:

    Google releases an open source version of EB Garamond

  • 2014:

    Josefin Sans is released


Open Sans

sans-serif

Open Sans is a sans-serif typeface commissioned by Google. According to Google, it was developed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance and is optimized for legibility across print, web, and mobile interfaces. Its design is almost identical to that of Droid Sans, with the exception of wider characters and the inclusion of italic variants. Open Sans is used in some of Google's print and web advertisements.

YEAR RELEASED

2011

DESIGNED BY

Steve Matteson

INSPIRED BY

Droid Sans

CHARACTERS & SYMBOLS

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try it out yourself. type whatever you want below

FONT COMBINATIONS FOR Open Sans

Bodoni

&

Open Sans


HEADER TEXT

use Bodoni as the header, and a light version of Open Sans for the body text

Gill Sans

&

Open Sans


HEADER TEXT

use Gill Sans as the header, and a light version of Open Sans for the body text