Monotype Integrates Free Public Version of its Typecast Design Tool
with Google Fonts’ Website to Help Designers Create Beautiful, Readable
“Great design starts with exceptional typography, and easy access to type is essential for creative expression,” said
“Choosing a typeface in isolation, without the context of content or other text, is a difficult task,” said
The award-winning, premium version of the Typecast application enables typographic experimentation without the need to hand code or use expensive design software. In this new public version, users are able to select any font on the Google Fonts website and then follow the link to the Typecast application. From there, designers can work with that font (and the complete Google Fonts library) on text of any length and use a wide range of type controls to build clear, readable type systems through adjustments such as font size, weight and line spacing. Designers can also work with Web fonts side-by-side to quickly see at a glance what’s working and what’s not. Users are able to create more realistic compositions with floats, clears, margins, and padding controls, and a number of effects are available such as background colors, borders and text shadows. In this free version of the Typecast application, a user’s work can be exported as production-ready HTML and CSS, or PNG files, to share with others or merge with comps.