Best Google Web Fonts (Free) for Designers
Previously, we have shared the Best Fonts for Designers and 20+ Vintage fonts for Inspiration. Today, we are sharing our handpicked list of best Google fonts. Google Fonts is an awesome service which makes life easier for designers and developers. The integration of web fonts has always been one of the largest contributing factors to diversity in the overall look and feel of websites today; Google Fonts library has over 600 font families. I have chosen the selected fonts based on quality, legibility, versatility, and number of available styles and weights.
Sans Serif Fonts:
Roboto designed by Christian Robertson and is the official font family of the Android operating system. Roboto comes in 12 styles. The font features friendly and open curves. Goal of this font was not to allow distorted letterforms to force a rigid rhythm. Commonly found in humanist and serif types.
#2 Open Sans
Open Sans designed by Steve Matteson and comes in 10 different styles. Includes the standard ISO Latin 1, Latin CE, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Open Sans designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. Also optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility characteristics in its letterforms.
#4 PT Sans
It also has a sister family, Raleway Dots.
#6 Josefin Sans
#8 Droid Sans
#9 Source Sans Pro
#1 PT Serif
#2 Josefin Slab
#3 Abril Fatface
#4 Playfair Display
#6 Old Standard TT
#8 Source Serif Pro
Cambo created by Huerta Tipográfica. It is a modern Latin typeface inspired by the contrast, style and ornaments of Khmer typefaces and writing styles. Its main objective is to write Latin texts in a Khmer context, but it is also an elegant choice for all kinds of texts.
This is no means a complete list and we definitely encourage you to browse Google Web Fonts and build your own list of favorites. What is you favorite Google Web font for headlines? What about for content (body text)? If you think we’ve left out an awesome Google font, make sure to leave us a comment below.
PS: A big shout out to http://www.1001fonts.com/ for providing the images.