A Designer’s Salon: Typography
Today is a conversation featuring Dave Crossland, Program Manager of Google Fonts; Eli Heuer, a software developer and advocate for libre design software and culture, and others, for a lively conversation about digital typography, variable fonts, accessibility and digital democracy.

Dave Crossland is an English type designer who set out in 2006 to liberate typography, studying and working to realize his dream of an unrestricted culture of graphic communication. He initiated the “Cantarell” type project as an MATD student in 2009 that was included in the launch of Google Fonts and selected as the GNOME3 desktop UI type family. Working as a consultant with the Google Fonts team he has commissioned hundreds of typefaces for dozens of scripts. He co-founded the Crafting Type project to offer type design workshops for beginners around the world, and proactively participates in libre software projects such as FontForge, TruFont and ttfautohint. (He does not represent any of his consulting clients.)

Eli Heuer is a libre software developer and typographer who has worked with Jacobin Magazine, Google Fonts, and the TruFont project. He blogs at https://elih.blog.
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