How a font is made in five days: Monotype’s Font Marathon
Typographers Terrance Weinzierl and Hendrik Weber each created original fonts as part of Monotype’s second Font Marathon. Working out of Monotype’s new Shoreditch office in London, Weinzierl and Weber developed their concepts, created their designs, adjusted the details and put the new typefaces into production in just one week.
How Apple Helped Democratize Typography in the ‘90s
Fast Co. Design
When Tom Rickner decided he wanted to be a type designer after a lecture on the history of the Baskerville typeface at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the mid-1980s, his typography professor had some simple advice: Don't do it. Three decades later, Rickner is a font production manager at Monotype and has left his mark on the world of typography.
Feeling non-committal and indecisive about choosing a typeface, or ever so slightly saddened by limited options? Need to mix up the typographic moods in your work without going overboard in the number of fonts at your disposal? Monotype's Between typeface is for you.
The Alphabet That Will Save a People from Disappearing
As kids, two Guinean brothers invented a new script for their native language. Now they’re trying to get it on every smartphone. Some hope came in the form of an enormous typography project called Google Noto, the culmination of a five-year collaboration between Google and Monotype that aims to create a typeface that supports more than 800 languages, all in a unified style.
Invest NI Provides Grant to Monotype Ltd in Belfast to Help Fuel R&D
Invest NI announced that it has provided Monotype, Ltd, a Belfast subsidiary of Monotype Imaging, Inc. with a grant in the amount of roughly £400,000 GBP to help fuel additional research and development around the Monotype Web Font Platform, part financed by the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland 2014-2020. Introduced to market in May 2015, the Monotype Web Font Platform enables HTML5 authoring tool providers to add comprehensive Web font support to their solution and extend access to nearly 100,000 different fonts within their UI, with minimal integration and engineering effort.