The Mighty Oswald Webfont - NEWTYPOGRAPHY /

Posted by | September 30, 2011 | General | 3 Comments

Usage of Oswald (above) from Google Web Fonts increased by  251% over the last couple of months. The number of CSS requests for the face  is now nearing 600,000,000. What’s incredible with those figures is that Oswald is a single face; no italics or weights. I didn’t imagine such popularity when i knocked it together. Oswald was designed from the mix of a number of nineteenth and early twentieth century grotesk faces, with it’s outlines ‘quantised’ and ‘fitted’ onto a pixelgrid system. An accompanying lighter weight of Oswald would be a nice addition – in the pipeline (below).




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