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TypeNotes issue no. three is available for download.

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

Duolingo case study.

See how we helped Duolingo find its voice (and its wings) with a custom brand font.

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.

New custom type family for MotoGP™.

is the top division of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. It’s the oldest motorsports championship (racing since 1949) and visits a total of 16 countries across four continents every season.

Dubai Font: a future-facing typeface for the city and its people

The city of Dubai partnered with Microsoft and Monotype to create a typeface that reflects Dubai’s energetic nature in both Latin and Arabic.

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

四虎影永久地址在线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.

Monotype Acquires Fontsmith

四虎影永久地址在线We’ve long admired the incredible work of Fontsmith Founder Jason Smith and his team of designers, and we’re proud to welcome them to the Monotype family.

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.”

How do you choose a typeface when you’re the world’s biggest font foundry?

四虎影永久地址在线Monotype’s brand refresh needed to achieve the same consistency of communication that it champions for its customers. But what’s the answer when you’re a type foundry with literally tens of thousands of fonts to choose from, and multiple products and services to design for?

Talking creative collaboration with UK Type Director Tom Foley.

四虎影永久地址在线UK Type Director Tom Foley discusses how today’s brands can deliver stunning, impactful creative work--if they can get everyone on the same page.

Meet Tom Foley, newest member of the Monotype Studio Team.

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the Monotype team, Tom Foley. As Creative Type Director, Tom will lead the Studio team in London.

Charles Nix Tells the Story of Helvetica Now.

Helvetica® is perhaps the best-known typeface of all time, inspiring designers across multiple generations and around the world. Recently, Monotype’s Studio team released Helvetica® Now, a reimagination available in three optical sizes - Micro, Text, and Display. Every character has been redrawn and refit; with a variety of useful alternatives added.

What do designers think of Helvetica Now?

Designers from several leading brands share their own experiences with Helvetica®, and discuss why Helvetica® Now is suited for the needs of a modern world.

Inside the Studio: The story of Adlam.

Imagine inventing a brand new written alphabet. How would you do it? What challenges would you face adopting it for digital use? That is the story of Adlam.

Meet Placard Next.

四虎影永久地址在线Placard Next is a reimagined version of a 1930s poster design, that takes all the original quirky details and refines them for digital use. Its condensed versions pack an instant typographic punch when used at large sizes, introducing some unusual flavor to posters, headlines and anywhere else designers need to make a statement.

Right place, right time: The complicated legacy of Helvetica, one of the world’s most iconic typefaces.

四虎影永久地址在线You can love it or hate it, use it for nearly anything or refuse to use it at all. But however you feel about Helvetica, no one can deny its place in society.