Roboto is an open-source, grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by Christian Robertson in 2011 and released through Google. Despite being accused of being a “frankenfont” mashup of DIN and Helvetica, I’m personally quite fond of Roboto. I think it renders crisply on screens and is very legible, even at smaller sizes. Roboto is the default font used in Google Maps and Google+.

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Roboto Specimen

Roboto Type Specimen

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Sep 6, 2021
Fonts — Recife, Roboto
Mar 5, 2021
Fonts — Eklektyk, Obviously, Degular, Roboto
Dec 29, 2020
Fonts — Zangezi, Roboto
Oct 30, 2020
Fonts — GT Super, Roboto
MDS Coating
Sep 13, 2019
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk, Roboto
Cita Press
Jul 24, 2019
Fonts — Bluu, Roboto
Google Fi
Jan 12, 2019
Fonts — Google Sans, Roboto
Matteo Giuseppe Pani
Jul 15, 2018
Fonts — Inknut Antiqua, Roboto
Apr 24, 2018
Fonts — SangBleu Empire, Roboto
Under After
Apr 20, 2018
Fonts — Platform, Roboto
Wang & Söderström
Mar 13, 2018
Fonts — Linotype Brewery, Roboto
Create Upstate
Feb 23, 2017
Fonts — Gabriela Stencil, Rift, Roboto
Georgia Cherry
Nov 26, 2016
Fonts — Canela, Roboto
Jun 30, 2016
Fonts — Quarto, Roboto
Shopify Cheat Sheet
Apr 23, 2016
Fonts — Roboto, Monaco
Patrick Algrim
Jan 6, 2015
Flight Creative
Nov 1, 2014
Feb 5, 2014
Fonts — Droid Serif, Roboto
Paone Creative
Jan 31, 2014
Fonts — Roboto, Roboto Slab
Jeremiah Shoaf
Dec 31, 2013
Fonts — Roboto, Inconsolata
Type & Grids
Dec 16, 2013
Fonts — Roboto, Inconsolata
Nov 23, 2013
Fonts — Roboto

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