Roboto Is a Four-Headed Frankenfont

Stephen Coles:

When an alphabet has such unrelated glyphs it can taste completely different depending on the word. “Fudge” is casual and contemporary. “Marshmallow” is rigid and classical. This is not a typeface. It’s a tossed salad. Or a four-headed Frankenstein. You never know which personality you’ll get.

Here’s his graphic showing the four typefaces from which Roboto seems to be derived.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011