Modern typography marches in lockstep with technology, as it has since the written letter’s infancy hundreds of years ago. In the 21st century, the newest frontiers for typography are the worlds of virtual, mixed and augmented reality. Angela Riechers explores the possibilities in this article originally from The Recorder, Monotype's publication that explores trends in typography and design.
The Best Fonts to Use on a Resume, According to Typographers and Designers
When it comes to building a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with—avoid typos, and don’t lie. But many applicants skip over crucial opportunities to show attention to detail and communicate effectively, like through choosing the perfect typeface. For a more assertive and classic look, Monotype type designer Juan Villanueva recommends the Constantia typeface.
Forget Comic Sans. Mistral Is the Typeface You Should Love to Hate
The Mistral typeface was created by Roger Excoffon to exemplify everything sophisticated and elegant about France after World War II. However, many people dislike the design. Monotype type designer Malou Verlomme disagrees with the criticism of the typeface and contends that most don't understand its brilliance, stating, "You have to see the actual pieces of metal type to understand how brilliant Excoffon’s design really is. Roger Excoffon managed to put a very casual energy and speed in a connecting script, seemingly making the metal type limitations disappear.”
Type Directors Club Awards Scholarships to Next-Generation Type Designers
The Type Directors Club Blog
At its annual award ceremonies at Cooper Union, the Type Directors Club and Monotype presented Tasnima Tanzim of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with the prestigious Beatrice Warde Scholarship, a $5,000 competitive scholarship awarded to a female undergraduate design student for tuition for her senior year.
The Role of Typography in AR and VR Experiences
Samsung Developer Blog
Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) are among the most anticipated and promising technologies of the future. While AR/VR concepts have been around for quite some time, we are now closer to making them part of mainstream life, and to realizing the potential they have to change the way we work, play and interact with the world. Nadine Chahine, Monotype's UK type director and legibility expert, discusses some of the most important considerations for any brand taking on the challenge of implementing text in AR/VR applications and environments.
TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
Grapevine, TX, USA
Circles Conference is about you, the designer, and your mission; it's a place to learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators for the creative community.
You’re invited to celebrate ATypI’s 60th anniversary! Join us 12–16 September in Montréal for ATypI 2017, the 61st annual conference of the non-profit Association Typographique Internationale. Five type-filled days and nights in this Canadian Sin City/City of Saints will engage, entertain, and inspire you.
Online Ad Summit
Clean Ads 2.0 - cleaner, safer (and) better!
What can online advertising really need?
Under this guiding theme, we will spend one day talking about what it can mean to make online advertising "clean" for all market participants while at the same time increasing the quality and acceptance of digital advertising. The speed of digitization of the marketing continues to grow and poses ever greater challenges for all market participants. Digital boundaries do not seem to matter anymore.
2017 Brand New Conference
The Brand New Conference is a two-day event organized by UnderConsideration, focusing on the practice of corporate and brand identity — a direct extension of the popular blog, Brand New. The conference consists of eight sessions each day offering a broad range of points of view with speakers from around the world practicing in different environments, from global consultancies, to in-house groups, to small firms.