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Google’s Spectral font is a super responsive shapeshifter to behold

Google’s Spectral font is a super responsive shapeshifter to behold

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive than ever as the company updated its font collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font, “a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface”.

Developed in collaboration between Prototypo, Spectral follows the principles of responsive design as “the font retains the capacity to alter its form in order to seamlessly fit in with the overall layout of your page”.

 “Opening up to a new era of type design, [our] parametric font technology allows to work with responsive characters improving creativity and exploring new shapes,” Prototypo said in a press release. “Creating intelligent fonts capable of fitting all types of uses and media is now a reality.”

Spectral gives designers the option to adjust various font aspects such as width, thickness and curviness.
The typeface will be available in various Google services including Docs, Sheets and Slides. Spectral is currently available for free on Google Fonts.

Check the shapeshifting here.

 

10Aug