Typography for Everyone
There was a time in the early ages of the internet when web designers would embed little flash files into their website for each heading in their layout. They did this to be able to embed and use typefaces other than the few fonts that were considered “web safe”.
Since then a lot has changed on the internet. These days designers and developers have lots of choice when selecting type for their projects.
As one of the co-founders of Google Fonts, Tobias believes that open source fonts are an important way in which we can provide access to typography for anyone designing and building things on the internet. Especially in regions of the world that don’t use the latin alphabet.
New technologies like variable fonts are changing type to be more like software and will open up entirely new possibilities in digital spaces.