Quire Sans, by Jim Ford
Embodying the classic proportions of traditional book typography, Jim Ford’s Quire Sans typeface – the newest release from the Monotype Studio – wraps up centuries of typographic development in a clean, contemporary family for modern media.
Commemorating Massimo Vignelli
The design community lost a visionary last Tuesday when Massimo Vignelli passed away in New York at the age of 83. A designer who championed modernism, Vignelli’s seminal 1960s identity designs for brands such as American Airlines and Knoll are celebrated within the annals of design for their no-nonsense clarity of both type and image.
Burlingame, by Monotype
A typeface with its early roots in video games and a future in the automotive and UI world, the Burlingame design’s angled cuts and loose spacing offers beautiful, high legibility in challenging digital settings, as well as a host of other potential environments.
D&AD New Blood
For this year's D&AD New Blood Awards, Monotype set a brief that challenged students to develop a new typographic system for a local street paper. Students needed to create a design that would help readers, sellers and the rest of the world see the connections between the paper, new media, and its relationship with the people that sell the publication to support themselves.
Century: 100 Years of Type in Design
Open until June 18 at the AIGA National Design Center in New York, the Century exhibition celebrates the last 100 years of type in design, with pieces from the archives of several design institutions, including the Condé Nast Archives, the Herb Lubalin Center and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.
The Type Directors Club winners
Monotype is honored to announce that the Type Directors Club have awarded us a ‘Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design’ for typefaces from the Monotype Studio – an historical revival and a playful set of modular fonts – as well as a bold new Chinese display font, from Monotype Hong Kong.
Meeting The Queen
Last week, Monotype’s Mark Boulton was invited by Queen Elizabeth II to an exclusive reception at Buckingham Palace. The ceremony was to honor and recognize some of the fastest rising stars in the U.K. tech industry. We sat down with Mark, who has done custom design work for brands such as CERN, ESPN and Al Jazeera, to learn more about his evening at the Palace, about what prompted the invite from the Queen and how his business continues to evolve – nearly three months after the acquisition by Monotype.
Mark Boulton Design joins Monotype
In a talk at Fronteers Conference, back in 2012, Mark Boulton compared responsive design to The Matrix. After playing the audience a clip from the film Boulton explained that, “watching that scene again made me think that responsive design is our red pill. For a long, long time I think we’ve been living in a consensual hallucination of control on the Web. As designers we’ve made up pages that don’t exist.”
The Type Case Type Quiz
Put your typographic knowledge to the test, with our 8-question quiz covering everything from the first italic fonts to presidential campaign typeface choices and traditional typographers’ tools.