Domo Arifonto, Roboto

The world recently welcomed another new font, Roboto, which is the official font of Android’s OS Ice Cream Sandwich. The fanfare surrounding Roboto offers an interesting insight into the rationale behind typography design. In an interview about Roboto, Martias Duarte explains that the font was intended “to enchant you, to be attractive and eye-catching.”


Not everyone is a fan, however. Daring Fireball calls Roboto a Helvetica ripoff, and Typographica calls Roboto a four-headed Frankenfont.


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