Join the club
Monotype's new Membership initiative opens up the extensive Linotype, Ascender, Bistream, ITC and Monotype libraries, allowing designers access to unlimited and immediate typographic experimentation with more than 14,000 designs.
FontShop joins Monotype
We join forces with one of the most highly regarded type companies in the world this week, as we announce that FontShop is becoming part of Monotype.
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.
Type for good
Type is being used for social good, in a new charitable initiative that turns the handwriting of homeless individuals into usable, buyable fonts. Launched by The Arrels Foundation, in collaboration with ad agency The Cyranos McCann, there are now five fonts available for purchase from MyFonts, Fonts.com and Linotype, with all profits going towards the benefit of homeless people in Barcelona.
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.
Celebrating the Centenary of Five Pioneers of Poster Design
In the year the First World War began, five future friends were born; Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand. 2014 was a good vintage for poster designers.” – Naomi Games
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.