Experimenting with Type in Web Design – Now Accessible for Everyone
At Monotype, we believe that empowering people to be creative and do great design makes the world a better place. When I think about our recent partnership with Google (which allows designers to experiment with Google Fonts using the Monotype Typecast application)...
Choosing the Right Fonts for E-Text
In a short span of about 20 years, screens have increased from fewer than 100 dots per inch to 300 and more. This radical change in technology requires designers who serve publishing markets to look closely at typefaces and make wise decisions that will result in optimal reading experiences.
How our Japanese Typeface Collection Just Got a Whole Lot Better
As the world’s third largest economy, Japan exports many of the goods we use every day, from cars and mobile phones to TVs and cameras. With this in mind, it’s a curious conundrum that the ability to license premium-quality Japanese fonts outside of Japan has been, well, nearly impossible.
Top Ten Moments in Type from 2013
As the year draws to a close, we're looking back over the last 12 months of type news and events. Covering David Bowie artwork, newspaper redesigns, controversial logo decisions, and even a little bit of Sigmund Freud, we present, in no particular order, our list of top ten type moments.
Beyond Words: Museum Exhibit Reaches Visitors Through Type
On Nov. 16, the Museum of Science, Boston opened its newest permanent exhibition, the Hall of Human Life. The museum's largest exhibition since the 1990s, the 10,000-square-foot space draws from the region's vibrant life sciences and medical communities to engage visitors in their own biology and health.
Opinion Piece: “Type:Rider” Debuts in a Game-Changing Era
Not often does a typography-themed video game come across my desk. When it does, I pay attention, and I buy it on the first day. I've been playing video games since the early 90s, you see, and being a type designer at Monotype, this is a collision of some of my favorite things: type and video games.
A new exhibition typeface for The Museum of Science
Typeface Designer Akira Kobayashi discusses his Akko design, which brands a new exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston.
Typography and Cities: San Francisco's Love for Handlettering
San Francisco is a city of letters. From the graffiti that adorns just about any flat surface south of Market Street, to the advertising on cable cars and signage on storefronts – letters are everywhere. San Francisco enjoys an abundance of hand-painted signs – maybe more than any other American city.
Cloud-based Platform Lifts OEMs, ISVs and Developers
Cloud-based Platform Lifts OEMs, ISVs and Developers. Tim McManus, vice president of Product Management, opens up on Monotype’s latest cloud offering.