Tag: Type design

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Musings from the metaverse: early NFT lessons for the type industry. 

We recently attended NFT LA and Miami NFT Week, where we mingled with investors, designers, artists, and blockchain builders. Here were our key takeaways on the potential for this emerging community.

Monotype x Limerick.

Over the past four years, we’ve been lucky to forge a reciprocal partnership with the Limerick School of Art & Design / TUS in Ireland. Both Creative Type Directors Tom Foley and Emilios Theofanous have now participated in workshops and modules at the leading fine art, design and creative media school. This year’s students were asked to write a message platform for one typeface and build a marketing plan and design assets to promote it in digital or print media.  

Creative Characters S2 E4: David Sheldon-Hicks.

In this week’s episode, Phil Garnham talks with schoolmate David Sheldon-Hicks, the co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Territory Studio, a design firm that has worked on the veritable who’s-who of recent blockbuster films and video games.

Creative Characters S2 E3: Greg Lutze.

This week, our host Bill Connolly chats with new media creative, Greg Lutze. Greg founded VSCO and Plaza, and is an advisor and artist based out of California.

A living logo for every parcel, person, and place: Monotype and Superunion help Hermes rebrand into Evri.

Evri is the new name and brand for Hermes, the UK’s largest dedicated parcel delivery company. The Monotype Studio design team led by Senior Creative Type Director Phil Garnham, worked closely with Superunion to create a living logotype powered by variable font technology to help the brand realize its mission of positive and reliable delivery experiences for everyone, everywhere.

Creative Characters S2 E2: Dewey Bryan Saunders.

In this week’s episode, Monotype Senior Content Strategist Kadley Gosselin is joined by Dewey Bryan Saunders, the designer behind album covers for artists like Anderson .Paak, Future, and Turnstile.

eBook: Type Trends 2022

Monotype’s 2022 Type Trends report explores how several socioeconomic, political, and cultural events continue to shape the way we approach creative work and how connect to each other online and offline.

Creative Characters S2 E1: Andrew van der Merwe

In the first episode of Season 2, Carl Unger sits down with calligrapher, letter artist and “beachscriber,” Andrew van der Merwe from Cape Town, South Africa. 

All Together: A Playful New Typeface That Reflects the Joy of M&M'S.

M&M’S® has been bringing people around the world together for more than 80 years. This year, the iconic brand got a modern makeover, with a revamped purpose of creating a world where everyone feels they belong. Other changes include a fresh look and updated personalities for the famous M&M’S characters; a more inclusive and welcoming tone of voice; and a new, attention-grabbing typeface called All Together — a large, warm, playful, and conversational family. 

An inclusive new identity for NYC Pride.

Monotype and Lippincott partnered up to create a bold, inclusive new identity for NYC Pride, the marquee event held every year by Heritage of Pride, one of the most iconic, enduring LGBTQIA+ organizations in the country.

Shorai Sans

New from the Monotype Studio, Shorai Sans is a contemporary Japanese sans serif designed by Creative Type Director, Akira Kobayashi; type Designer, Ryota Doi; and  typography legend, Yukihiro Nakamura. 

A bespoke modification of Helvetica Now for medical tech company, Brainlab's rebrand.

A global leader in medical technology, Brainlab has evolved into a powerhouse, transforming healthcare at scale across oncology, surgery, and total operating room digitalization. After 30 years, Brainlab was ready for a full rebrand and came to Monotype for a customized version of Helvetica Now to serve as their brand typeface.

A day in the life of type.

Have you ever thought about how many times a day you interact with type? A lot of the time, that type is our type.

How a Move to Monotype Fonts Modernized Bauer’s Font Technology.

Bauer Media Group, an international multi-business company with hundreds of digital and print properties, implemented Monotype Fonts to serve fonts to hundreds of teams and thousands of employees across the world.

Creative Characters Ep. 20. Adam Weiler.

In this week’s episode, Monotype Type Director, Terrance Weinzierl has an inspiring conversation with designer, educator, and design thinker, Adam Weiler, who currently leads the social innovation program at Steelcase, a furniture company founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Creative Characters Ep. 19: Chelsea Goldwell.

In this episode, our own Bill Connolly is joined by Chelsea Goldwell, partner and creative director at Zero Studios, a digitally-native branding studio. Goldwell reflects on her trajectory in design and shares her perspectives on finding balance in this era of intense work.  

Creative Characters Ep. 18: Dave Addey.

In our eighteenth episode, Terrance Weinzierl, Creative Type Director at Monotype, talks with Dave Addey, author of Typeset in the Future. Dave work explores type and design choices in sci-fi movies, a fun crossover that has drawn a remarkably big audience.

Cotford takes you places: A soulful, contemporary  serif typeface for the digital age.

New from the Monotype Studio, Cotford is a contemporary serif from Creative Type Director, Tom Foley. Cotford is available as a variable font and as 16 static weights, including  Display and Text styles. Cotford is available to all Montoype Fonts customers and can also be purchased at MyFonts.