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Nostalgia, the creator economy, and the road to Bel-Air.

Nostalgia has been a growing theme since the pandemic hit more than two years ago. In chaos, people crave comfort, familiarity, and experiences that remind them of simpler times. We’ve written previously about how nostalgia is reflected in the development and use of typography in branding. However, nostalgia is also having a moment across nearly all sectors of human life: in fashion, in consumer products, and yes, even in Hollywood.

Why Type? The Role of Type in Branding.

From brand strategy to sonic branding, learn why typography plays a significant role in your brand development. Monotype’s Senior Director of Brand James Fooks-Bale and Creative Type Director Tom Foley will guide you through what brands need to deal with today’s digital world, and into the future.

Monotype welcomes Hoefler&Co to our family.

Monotype announces the acquisition of Hoefler&Co, one of the premier names in type design.

The Hundred

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have reimagined Cricket with the introduction of a new competition; ‘The Hundred’. Monotype collaborated with FutureBrand London to create a bold and confident typographic identity aimed at shifting perceptions to attract a wider audience to the game.

Creative Characters Ep. 11: Lauren Hom.

In episode 11, Monotype’s Jay Loo interviews Lauren Hom, celebrated designer and hand-lettering artist. The two discuss how to build a creative career, and Lauren shares a new passion she is preparing to pursue.

What is the new normal?

Juan Villanueva, Type Designer at Monotype was interviewed by Print Magazine to discuss his thoughts on what the new normal could look like post-pandemic. Thinking introspectively, Juan was asked how his ‘old normal’ differs from his ‘new normal’ in his creative work and lifestyle. Check out the below to explore Juan’s thoughts - and ask yourself does post-pandemic mean ‘the new normal’ or ‘the next normal’ to you?

First published on Print Magazine.

How the pandemic made fonts friendlier.

Creative Type Director, Phil Garnham, spoke with the Economist in May about the impact the pandemic has had on typography. With such an unprecedented year we’ve had, Phil uncovers how this period has evolved fonts to become friendlier to their audiences. 

Shutterstock × Monotype Webinar: Visual trends in 2021.

Join Monotype & Shutterstock on this live webinar and discover the trends driving branding and design today, and take a look at what’s on the horizon for 2021 and beyond.

The role of type in Reckitt’s brand transformation.

The new, bespoke typeface ‘Energy’ is distinctive, accessible and unique to the Reckitt brand, allowing it to confidently deliver its messages, reinforcing its commitment to making positive change.

A new brand identity for Atlantis Resorts.

Futurebrand and Kerzner International asked Monotype Studio to help refresh the brand identity for Atlantis, the beyond luxury hotel brand which operates both The Palm and The Royal in Dubai and Sanya in China. This is the first brand update for the group since the opening of The Palm in 2008 and is a move to unify the visual brand across all properties.

Perspectives on the future of type - ADC Festival.

In this panel at the 2021 ADC Festival, Monotype’s Creative Type Director, Phil Garnham, is joined by KMS’ Jessica Krier and Journalist Jürgen Siebert. The group discusses the future of type with variable fonts and how they offer endless possibilities for creatives. They also raise questions about brand durability and expansion that variable fonts can enable - as well as simplifying its technical complexity.

The new voice of O2 - Custom typeface

Monotype’s Creative Type Director Phil Garnham, is joined by O₂ and their brand agency to discuss O₂’s new custom typeface, with an in-depth look at how this has propelled O2 to become a more digital and contemporary brand throughout different markets.

Brand Talks Connected: 2020 Recap

Brand Talks Connected delivers Monotype’s popular Brand Talks event series directly to wherever it is you’re working these days. Here’s a look back at some of the amazing content from 2020. We hope you’ll join us for the next event!

How to future-proof your brand. A Webinar by Monotype & Paratype.

We are thrilled to have our first Monotype x Paratype webinar coming to Russia. We’ve specially designed a webinar for your market. Join us and our prestigious guest speakers from Sberank and Mail.RU to discover more on their type and branding challenges and gain knowledge on how to future-proof your brand.

Sustainability: a way forward for brands, a challenge for design.

Today, it is a moral imperative that companies and agencies prioritize sustainable, environmentally friendly principles and practices. More and more consumers are demanding that brands act responsibly when it comes to environmental concerns. But what role does visual communication play in this topic, and how can type and design contribute to good sustainability practices?

Webinar: How type is adapting to the new normal.

Join us to discover insights into the evolving world of fonts from our Sr. Director of Brand, James Fooks-Bale. We’ll discuss the four main areas of change to anticipate in the font industry, and how type design can help your brand reflect its core values.

Logo design for Ila.

Monotype’s Creative Type Director Phil Garnham discusses the role of lettering in logo design with Superunion, one of our agency partners, with a real case example we worked on together.

SUMMA Branding at Brand Talks Connected – EMEA.

Pablo Amade, Creative Director for SUMMA Branding, presents his Correos case study at Brand Talks Connected – EMEA on November 18, 2020.