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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


Roboto

sans-serif

Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settle in to their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types. The family includes Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black weights with matching oblique styles.

YEAR RELEASED

2011

DESIGNED BY

Christian Robertson

INSPIRED BY

Ubuntu-Title

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FONT COMBINATIONS FOR Roboto

Playfair Display

&

Roboto


HEADER TEXT

use Playfair Display as the header, and a light version of Roboto for the body text

Futura

&

Roboto


HEADER TEXT

use Futura as the header, and a light version of Roboto for the body text

Roboto

&

Gill Sans


HEADER TEXT

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