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Artistic Intelligence

How creatives translate complex concepts into visual languages

Get ready for a windfall of new axes

Go way beyond Italic with new variable fonts that open up opportunities for expression.

Catching up with Erik Spiekermann

Type design legend Erik Spiekermann has teamed up with Google Fonts to make the new edition of his book “Stop Stealing Sheep” available to all.

Google Design’s Best of 2020

A look back at the year’s most resilient design projects

Exploring Color on Google Maps

How a minimalist approach unlocked our ability to create a more detailed representation of the world

Absolutely FAB

How the Floating Action Button became a Material Design icon

Is it Good Design? Well, yeah.

We ask people who design and build Google products what they consider to be good design.

YouTube Sans: The Making of a Typeface

How YouTube created a tailor-made font that doubles as a brand ambassador.

Talk to Me: The Evolution of Emoji

Feature Gifs, memes, and emoji have quickly become a lingua franca. But what do they say about our collective need to be heard?

Refreshing Chrome

Talking to the designers behind Chrome's biggest revamp yet.

Google Design's Best of 2019

The notable products, experiments, and redesigns that made our year.

Into the Dark

Explore new color palettes, revamped contrast, and increased legibility as four Google products adopt Material's dark theme.

I/O 2019: Our Definitive Guide to Design

Talks, workshops, news, and more-from Google's annual developer conference.

A New Religion for Designers

Technologist John Maeda on the changing relationship between design and development.

Trusting Driverless Cars

How Waymo designed an experience that reassures riders every step of the way

Google Design's Best of 2018

Our annual review highlights the year's noteworthy design projects

AI Is Design's Latest Material

MoMA's Senior Design Curator explores how artificial intelligence helps designers reach visual and functional goals,

Designing Google Maps for Motorbikes

How getting your hands dirty during the research phase can lead to better, more inclusive products.

Modernizing Arabic Type for a Digital Audience

Designers are finally doing justice to the complex, contextual alphabet with a fresh approach to Arabic fonts and digital typography.

The New Wave of Indian Type

Studying the open source, collaborative work of Indian typographers, as a model for global font design.