Here’s a free new font for IBM Plex, a family of typefaces by the iconic company of the same name. It’s on Google Fonts if you want to use it.
And we’re talking about a multifaceted font. It touts having:
- Roman and Italics
- Four subfamilies
- Eight weights
- Support for 100 languages
The site promoting the font is noteworthy in and of itself. It’s been designed to showcase how the typefaces were built as a single, complex system and tells the story in interactive sections using a parallax effect. Even if you’re not a big fan of the typefaces themselves (although I certainly am), it’s still super interesting to see how they visually describe the challenges they faced when in the design process. There’s lots of weird and interesting UI things going on here.
If you love news about companies making their own fonts, there have been a few others lately like U.S. Soccer’s 90 Minutes and Netflix Sans.
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