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In all fairness, Typekit selection is vastly superior. Some of the best fonts ever designed are on Typekit: FF Scala, FF Absara, FF Meta, Adobe Minion, Futura, Gill Sans, and other masterful creations. You just don’t get this plateau of quality with Google fonts.

Having said that, I would not subscribe to Typekit. They merely provide a service, i. e., you don’t get to keep the fonts. I’d rather pay a bit more upfront but get them fonts for life.

Slightly OT, I’m unsure about the technicalities so I’d like some clearing up:

– Do Typekit and Google Fonts resort to the same font loading method?
– Are there drawbacks to setting up a subfolder with your fonts of choice and referring to it via the @font-face declaration vs scripting and other methods?