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Tip #1032: Free Google Fonts for Motion Design

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Over 700 fonts – all free – direct from Google.

A small sample of the fonts available from Google.

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This article first appeared in MotionArray.com. This is a summary.

Over the years, Google has launched many projects and products completely sans payment for the internet world to use. They are famous for things like search, Gmail, and the Chrome browser, but did you know about their free Google Fonts? You can download fonts from Google Fonts and use them in all of your personal and commercial projects for print, video, and whatever else you can think up.

The Google Fonts library can be found at fonts.google.com. Once you load the library you’ll have access to over 700 font families. The entire library can easily be sorted by popularity, alphabetical, date added, or the number of styles. The number of styles function comes in quite handy if you need a font with a lot of versatility.

When you see a font you like, simply click the Add to Collection button. This can be found to the right of the preview text or by hovering over the font in the poster layout.

Once your .zip is downloaded, you pop it open, install the fonts the way you normally would, and get to work.

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The link at the top has more details, font illustrations and links.


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