Nov 18, 2013
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.
Oct 18, 2013
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.
Aug 30, 2013
“Crowdsourcing” at Type Crit at TypeCon 2013
One of the traditional events at TypeCon, the “Type Crit,” draws in aspiring type designers who share their work with some of the masters of the craft.
Nov 12, 2013
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.
Oct 1, 2013
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.
Aug 19, 2013
Typography and Cities: Beverly Hills
"Typography and Cities" is a series on Type Case investigating the intersection of geography and design. How do the nuances of lettering help shape the personality of a landmark or location? With each post, a Monotype expert gives thoughts on a new landmark, logo or image.
Oct 22, 2013
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.
Sep 9, 2013
Opinion Piece: Steve Jobs and the Big Thing about Type
Steve Jobs was called various things: genius, visionary, jerk. And all three were depicted in the film, Jobs. As the main character, Ashton Kutcher captures many of Steve Jobs’ mannerisms – his walk, his smirk, the focused stare.
Jul 30, 2013
With Metro Nova, a Humanist Font Gets a (Type) Face Lift
When it burst onto the scene in 1930, the Metro typeface family was widely regarded as a trendsetter. The hand-crafted, calligraphic nature of the typeface, with its signature “smiling e,” immediately set it apart from other popular typefaces of the day.