Material World — May 11, 2018

Material motion artwork by Jonas Naimark, Google Motion Designer

Even more Material

This week at Google I/O, Material Design rolled out its biggest release since 2014. There’s a lot to catch up on! Luckily, we’ve distilled everything you need to know about the expanded guidelines, new capabilities, Material Theming, and code into this handy guide.


What makes Google look like Google? Well, a lot. With the launch of Material Theming, brands—including ours!—can apply their unique visual identity across digital products with ease. Take a closer look at the Google Material Theme and learn the story behind the redesign of Google products like Gmail, Google News, Google Pay, and Google Home.

What will you make?

Create and customize your own Material theme with the brand new Material Theme Editor, a tool that integrates with Sketch to help you craft a branded symbol library and dynamically apply global style changes to color, shape, and typography. Access the Material Theme Editor by downloading the Material Plugin below.

Material Plugin

Material Plugin requires macOS Sierra (10.12) or later. By downloading the Material Plugin, you agree to the Google Terms of Service. Note: The Google Privacy Policy describes how data is handled in this service.

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