How to Design a Google Font

Two typography designers talk about what it takes to create a font for Google.

The new, updated Google Fonts is a treasure trove of open source, totally free-to-use typefaces. From classic to creative, the new font selection supports over 135 languages, and is set up to let typography buffs easily discover new fonts by browsing through style categories like Serif or Handwriting.

Who are the designers behind Google’s favorite typefaces? We spoke to two of them to find out what it takes to design a font for Google. David Jonathan Ross, who runs his own type foundry DJR, and Eleni Beveratou, a Font Developer with London studio Dalton Maag, share some insight into the process of bringing a brand new font to life.