Tag: Type trends.

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The ocean gives you a clean slate, an opportunity to try again.

The ocean gives you a clean slate, an opportunity to try again.

How did the pandemic make fonts more friendly?

How did the pandemic make fonts more friendly?

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.

What are NFTs and how will they impact the type industry?

The concept of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, entered the mainstream in February 2021 and the buzz hasn’t stopped building since. As NFTs become more established, what potential do they hold for typography as both a business and an art form?

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.

Everything old is new again: a deeper look at nostalgia in design.

Over the past year or two, nostalgia has become a fixture in design of all kinds: typography, fashion, furniture and beyond. We take a look at the complex relationship between reviving heritage design elements and the history they come from. 

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.

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.

Creative Characters Ep. 17: Ellen Lupton.

In our this week’s episode, Monotype’s Brand Designer, Marie Boulanger talks with Ellen Lupton, writer, curator, educator, and designer. They discuss her recent book, Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers, and Lupton’s mission to democratize type through teaching, collaborating, and writing. 

Creative Characters Ep. 16: Tyler Haughey.

In our sixteenth episode, we talk with Tyler Haughey, a photographer whose work highlights otherwise unseen details of Jersey shore beach towns in the off-season. He discusses the creative influence of having a father who was a sign painter, as well as the nature of memory and how signage and décor help anchor experiences in our minds.  

Direct from the Studio: More. Helvetica. Now.

Charles Nix, Creative Type Director at the Monotype Studio, takes us on a journey through the evolution of Helvetica®, from its earliest beginnings through to where we are today—the powerful and functional Helvetica Now Variable.

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.

Type Trends: 2021 and Beyond

After a year like no other, and with an ever-changing future ahead, it is truly an exciting time for the creative industry. Join Charles Nix and Phil Garnham from the Monotype Studio for an in-depth look at the typographic trends that have emerged from this experience.

Soft serve digital and the importance of nostalgia during a crisis

Phil Garnham, Senior Creative Type Director at Monotype Studio explores the evolution of type in digital and celebrates the heritage at the heart of the Burger King rebrand.

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Variable Fonts at Adobe MAX 2020

Charles Nix, Monotype Creative Type Director, demonstrates how new variable font technology will enable designers to create with exciting, engaging, and effective typography.