Google Fonts Improvement by Thomas Jockin

Google generously invited a team of typeface designers to help improve the quality of the Google Font collection. This is a log of my contribution.

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Josefinsans italic

Josefin sans Italic

December 02, 2016

Work on the Google Fonts Improvement project continues! Circling back to Josefin Sans' italic, there's some good points about making italics. • Round shapes like /O or /e if just skewed linearly will look smooched on some parts of their...

Josefinsans proto 09 07 2016

Google Fonts Improvement Project: Josefin Sans Proposal

September 07, 2016

Taking in feedback from @Reed Reibstein and Dave Crossland ( You can see the discussion on google groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/googlefonts-discuss/v4RUY3u2HW4 ) Added more joint arching to harmonize the /g with the /n...

Josefinsans proto 09 06 2016

Google Fonts Improvement Project: Josefin Sans Proposal

September 06, 2016

After an initial review of Josefin Sans, here's my projected improvements in this final design sprint: • Darken the LC Bold Master • Increase x-height of Bold Master • Check Horizontal contrast for Bold Master • Check Overshoot for Bold...

Maven weights 09 02 16

Maven Pro Revision

September 02, 2016

And so we've come to the end of this design sprint with Maven Pro. The most significant changes was a focus on the Black weight master. This was used to improve the instance weights between the Light master and Black master Overall, the...

Maven reg before after

Google Fonts Improvement Project: Maven Pro Reg Spacing

August 17, 2016

Working on spacing which means reviewing proportions, color, etc. Things still need to be worked on, but we're making progress.

Maven black before after

Google Fonts Improvement Project: Maven Pro Black Spacing

August 17, 2016

Working on spacing which means reviewing proportions, color, etc. Things still need to be worked on, but we're making progress.

Google Fonts Improvement Project: Maven Pro Black /g

August 15, 2016

Original on the Top Left Adjusted on the Bottom Left Overlay on the Right Spent the day expanding out the the full alphabet. Did spend time fiddling with the stroke contrast in the Black master. Also fiddled with the squareness in the r...

Google Fonts Improvement Project: Maven Pro Black /s

August 11, 2016

Original Top Left Adjusted Bottom Left Overlay on Right The rounds in Maven Pro are rather squarish. Introduced more squareness in the /s. The original /s felt rotated/ leaning backward. Made the adjusted more sturdy. Also introduce...