Google made a lot of hoopla in the tech world yesterday when details and beta invites of their new social project, Google+, emerged. However, there was one announcement that seemed to slip under the radar that ended up catching our eye: Google Web Fonts.
With Google Web Fonts v2.0 comes a brand new interface as well as hundreds of new fonts. What this means for font fanatics is more than just brand new typography. Instead it represents Google's commitment to their open-source font library. This is a huge plus for anyone looking for new ways to create awe-inspiring web design. And because the fonts are open-source, you are able to use them for either personal or commercial use.
Even if you are not a web designer by trade, chances are that every once in a while you will be asked for your creative input on a project. This will serve as a good looking and affordable alternative to pricy typeface. Ask any designer and they will tell you that choosing the right font makes a huge difference in better communicating your message.
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