Tag: Fonts

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Meet the Monotype Studio.

Get to a glimpse inside the Monotype Studio—the people, the process, and the problems they can solve for brands.

Monotype Agrees to Acquire URW Type Foundry

We’re very excited to share that Monotype has agreed to acquire URW Type Foundry, a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC. Based in Hamburg, Germany, URW is an innovative font and software provider, with extensive experience in designing and engineering fonts to service the needs of global brands. We’re proud to welcome the team to the Monotype family.

What are font superfamilies?

Typefaces have come a long way since the days of the print shop, when having a handful of typefaces was considered a great range of choice. Now, brands and designers need a whole toolbox of type that spans different styles, sizes and languages. This has given rise to a greater need for superfamilies—vast collections of type that can meet a multitude of needs without compromising on consistency. But what defines a superfamily, exactly?

TypeNotes issue no. three is available for download.

TypeNotes is a love letter to letterforms, a journal dedicated to typography and graphic design.
 

Meet Macklin.

Malou Verlomme’s Macklin superfamily is a gently irreverent take on the display type of the late 19th century, with an elegant twist that updates these letterforms for modern use. Choose one style, or use the entire variable family as a type toolbox.

Mosaic solves missing fonts frustration.

One of the most frustrating disruptions a designer encounters is when fonts are missing for a project.

What's Your Font Style? Quiz

Are you a studious serif font, a chameleon-like variable font, or something in between?

Take this short quiz to find out.

Fontsmith arrives in the Monotype library.

Fontsmith's roster of typefaces, along with its years or experience and expertise, are part of the Monotype library and available for all Mosaic customers.

Creating a consistent identity for an iconic banking group.

Partnering with Interbrand and Monotype, Santander redesigned its brand to become more modern, more digital and more in tune with a new generation of consumers.

Font engineering and the importance of what you can't see.

Fonts are more than a pretty face. Underneath their polished surface is an intricate array of data and functionality that few people ever see. Yet this hidden world is integral to the reliability, performance and appearance of a font.

The secrets and subtleties of handwriting fonts.

Out of all the thousands of fonts in the world, handwriting fonts are a category unto themselves. But even within that seemingly narrow niche, there is a range of styles that reflects the variations and subtle differences found in actual handwriting. 

Typography terms and definitions.

From alternates to X-height, this list of typography terms and definitions covers just about everything you'd want to know about fonts and typography.

Veto Sans and the art and craft of Marco Ganz

“Typeface design is not an art. It’s a craft,” says Marco Ganz, the designer of Veto Sans. “People are familiar with letters. Letters have a purpose. Art has no purpose beyond making people think or wonder.”

Brand Talks Connections London: Looking back to move forward

Our last Brand Talks event of the year focused on insights gained from the best in branding from 2019, and the emerging brand and design trends for 2020.

How to keep your brand aligned along an ever-evolving customer journey.

Modern brands are not static, stationary objects. Today’s brands need to be agile and adaptable, permanently poised to respond to shifts in consumer expectations, emerging technology, and opportunities in other regions and languages.

What should brands know about variable fonts?

Learn how variable fonts can help brands looking to distinguish themselves in the modern marketplace.

Part 2: from TrueType GX to Variable Fonts

Tom Rickner introduces Monotype's first Variable font, available free on GitHub, and shares his research into potential use cases for variable fonts.

How web fonts help you build emails customers actually want.

As new marketing strategies come and go, email remains one of the most effective ways brands can reach their customers. Here's how web fonts can help.