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4–7 September, 2019

Irin Kim

Kim Irin is a visual designer in the Google Fonts team, based in New York City. She has focused on developing design systems and visual identities, and has contributed to UX/UI projects such as the Material Design guidelines, the SPAN design and technology conference, and surfacing variable fonts in Google Fonts ( She recently led a project to add more Korean fonts to the Google Fonts library, and to showcase them she commissioned a website from local design studio Math Practice (

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 17:10 – 17:30 | Miraikan Hall

Variable Fonts in Google Fonts

Talk | Presented in English

Google Fonts aims to make typography fast, easy, and open. The company met the advent of variable fonts with excitement, but not without reservations. Although variable fonts offer immense potential, they come with new complexities, placing the goal of “easy”...

Presented by Irin Kim, Nathan Williams