Reviewing Spectral: A Great Serif to Optimize Reading

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In This Issue…


Reviewing Spectral: A Great Serif to Optimize Digital Reading Experience


sample of Spectral
Sample of Spectral


Font of the Week 

About Spectral

Spectral is one of my favorite serif fonts on Google Fonts. It is calligraphic and natural, and it has a slightly more “brushy” look than the serifs we have featured, like EB Garamond and Comourant Garamond. This modern look results from less stroke contrast, which also makes Spectral more favorable for screen reading.

Font Detail

  • Nine weights in regular and italic styles

  • Variable version

  • Large, triangle-like serifs without bracketing


Specific Usage Tips 

How to use Spectral for logo?

Due to less contrast in strokes, Spectral has a human touch and a modern tone. Its visual details around the serif (no bracketing) give it an inviting feel without sacrificing the typical elegance and class that come with serifs. Spectral is perfect for a traditional theme project but appears modernized and updated.

How to use Spectral for marketing and branding?

Spectral is great for text-rich screen-based projects such as blogs and ebooks. It can pair with a Slab serif like Zilla Slab or a sans serif like Noto.

Design Idea of the Week

Cognitive Bias Directory

This week I stumbled upon this Wikipedia page about cognitive bias. This page list 188 Wikipedia pages about cognitive biases, grouped into categories, and rendered as a radial diagram. Each list item also links to their corresponding Wikipedia page.


Color Inspiration

One More Snow

Check out this cool-color color theme for your creative projects!

Lake #33AAFF | Steel #738BA3 | Silver Lining #CED8E5 | Noir #383639

Typography Jargon Buster


The space between two baselines of text.


Want more? check out the jargon buster glossary page.

Creative Prompt 

Create something with Spectral! 

Thank you

…for reading and hanging out here this week! Spectral is available here.


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