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).