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Akira Kobayashi, Creative Type Director at Monotype discusses the new era of global type design in an interview with Kim Tidwell at PRINT. Akira shares his thoughts on this new era after renown Japanese type foundry Fontworks joined the Monotype family earlier this month.

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Monotype, a global leader in type design and technology, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Fontworks, renowned provider of premium Japanese typefaces and services. This follows Monotype’s earlier announcement in July of its intent to acquire the Fontworks business from SB Technology Corporation; a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Monotype, a leading provider of typefaces and type technology, has announced upcoming changes to its direct e-commerce sales platforms –retiring the Linotype, Fontshop, and Fonts.com sales platforms over the next year. Monotype will focus on delivering a best-in-class service through its flagship e-commerce site MyFonts.com.  This decision reflects Monotype’s commitment to deliver a seamless and innovative type experience to its customers and partners.  

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Type and technology company, Monotype, has announced guidelines to encourage responsible and ethical usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within its business and the wider typography industry, to protect creative intellectual property and safeguard against unintended bias and unconscious errors. 

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Type and technology specialist Monotype® has launched the Foundry Program - dedicated to empowering and scaling independent type foundries and type designers around the world. Over 1,000 foundries and type designers have signed up to the Foundry Program pre-launch.

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Type and technology specialist Monotype® has announced its planned acquisition of Tokyo-based Fontworks™, one of the most respected and best-known providers of Japanese type design, from SB Technology. The deal was also announced today by SB Technology, a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The deal is scheduled to close in Q3 of 2023. 

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Can something embody both a legacy and the future? NYC Pride’s new brand identity does just that. Heritage of Pride’s brand identity, created in partnership between Lippincott and Monotype, features the Gotham® and Knockout® typefaces from NYC-based Hoefler&Co®., now part of the Monotype Library. 

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Zetafonts presents the new issue of the Type Trends lookbook series, titled The Counterspaces (Typography in the Age of Black Swans).

“A presentation of work and the thoughts of some of the most interesting and innovative creators and thinkers in the typographic field and guides the reader in a hidden world of undefined and antagonistic areas in typographic design.”

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Marie Boulanger, brand designer at Monotype, talks about her research project looking at how we connect emotionally with typography.

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Built around provenance technology that enables attribution for font designers and provides font consumers with information about the origin of a font and how it’s been altered.

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Thirty-nine typefaces from The Font Bureau, including David Berlow classics Belizio, and Bureau-Grot, join the Monotype Library 

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“Perfection isn’t always the main goal. Teams should not shy away from imperfection and instead value the process of constant improvement. Doing so will enable companies to foster a culture of innovation and creativity.”

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Terrance Weinzierl, creative director at Monotype, discusses how AI can transform the daily workflow of designers by providing fresh, informed inspiration in font pairings, and how it aids the speed and quality of font combinations while inspiring designers to be more creative.

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Thilo von Debschitz this year’s Red Dot Juror shines a spotlight on some of Monotype’s winning typefaces and what makes them standout. 

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Paris, 3 April 2023- Monotype, one of the world’s leading font and technology specialists, today released an in-depth study on the power of different fonts to convey an emotional response. The research was conducted in the UK and in France, and it found that the French have more emotional responses when viewing typography than their British counterparts. The findings highlight both the power of typography to convey different “feelings” – and significant national differences in emotional response to type.

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Creatives can now access subscriptions to Monotype Fonts directly online, while Shopify merchants can deploy thousands of unique fonts across the commerce experience.

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Monotype is sponsoring scholarships for both the Adé Hogue Scholarship and the Beatrice Warde Scholarship, which are open and calling for applications through The Type Directors Club.

The entry for these scholarships have been extended to March 31, 2023.

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Today Monotype® announced its acquisition of five premium typeface families from the Milieu Grotesque catalogue and Paulo Goode’s current type catalogue.

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Today Monotype, one of the world’s leading font and technology specialists, and Canva, a design platform with more than 110 million monthly users, announced a partnership to make over 1,100 curated fonts available to Canva’s global design community.

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Monotype has developed an AI-powered tool called the “Font Discovery” tool that helps designers find the perfect font pairing faster. The tool utilizes Monotype’s vast library of fonts and analyzes them using AI algorithms to determine which fonts work best together. According to Terrance Weinzierl, Creative Type Director at Monotype - “Using the latest advances in AI allows designers to supercharge their abilities and open up a new kind of data-informed serendipitous discovery.” 

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Charles Nix highlights the growing importance of typography in our daily lives, and the impact that font choice can have on accessibility and legibility, particularly when it comes to optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

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The National Portrait Gallery in London has revealed its new identity,  debuting a new monogram, logotype, typeface and sleek color palette, inspired by paint and materials in the building and archive, as well as the gallery’s own portrait collection.

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Monotype, one of the world’s leading font and technology specialists, today released its annual Type Trends Report: The Latest in Type Design, examining how the current state of affairs manifests in design terms. The 10 freshly updated trends identified by Monotype showcase how expressions and digital touchpoints are becoming increasingly important to brands.

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Monotype has introduced an aerodynamic typography with their font Aeroko. A boxy and solid typeface geared toward high performance brands from sports to energy and transportation.

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Monotype today announced design award wins and recognition from Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, Design & Art Direction (D&AD) Wood Pencil, Red Dot Design Awards and Communication Arts’ Typography Competition for 2022 and 2023. The awards showcase Monotype’s diverse collection of typefaces featuring some of the world’s premier type designers. 

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Ninan Chacko was on vacation in Turin, Italy, when he stopped to snap a photo of a street sign. In the picture, all you can see is the name: Via Roma. But for Chacko, the CEO of Monotype, the world’s largest type seller, the classic letters told the whole story. The sharp angle of the point of the v, the elegantly cupped serifs of the i, the soft curve of the r: It was clear that, on this street, you would find a high-end shopping experience. “It instantly conveyed elegance to me,” he recalls. Read the full article here Action Plan: To the Letter - Alumni - Harvard Business School (hbs.edu)

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“The FIFA World Cup games are coming to a close soon, and its finals will take place on December 18. And while soccer, or football, is obviously the star of the show, the unsung hero of this year’s games is the innovative typography designed by the team of Dino Santos, Rui Abreu, and Hussein Alazaat. 

We had the opportunity to chat with Monotype Creative Type Director Charles Nix about the innovation and creativity behind the 2022 games’ typography and identity. He reveals there’s plenty more to it than meets the eye, from the visual’s homages to Arabic calligraphy to how it balances a sport with its surrounding culture…” 

Read the full article here from Chloe Morgan at Print Magazine.

 

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Monotype, one of the world’s leading font and technology specialists, has announced the appointment of Damien Collot as their Creative Type Director in France. He joins a growing team that is focused on the French market through collaboration with foundries, agencies and brands.

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For the second quarter in a row, Monotype Fonts has been awarded the G2 badge for Leader in Font Management. Customers have attested to the quality they have experienced in the Fall 2022 G2 Grid Report and ranked the subscription #1 in the following categories: Likelihood to Recommend, Font Sync, and Categorization. 

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Helvetica Goes Variable was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2022 in the Graphic Design category.

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The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, announced Akira Kobayashi, creative type director at Monotype, as this year’s recipient of its highest honor, the prestigious TDC Medal.

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Monotype today introduced Touvlo™, a radiant, modern interpretation of a classic genre, skillfully capturing the spirit of early British grotesque typefaces through playful terminals and lively curves.

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One of the world’s first widely used sans-serif typefaces, Akzidenz-Grotesk, joins the Monotype family along with more than 700 historic typefaces from the Berthold library.

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Monotype today released new research demonstrating the emotional impact of type on consumers.

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Monotype Studio professionals recognized for transforming tech in entertainment, alongside industry colleagues from Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and more.

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Monotype provided an update today, six months after announcing the acquisition of Hoefler&Co, a prominent type foundry based in New York City.

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Monotype has announced its collaboration with Lippincott on a comprehensive branding project for NYC Pride, unveiled today. This new visual identity uses the Knockout and Gotham typefaces, both designed by NYC-based Hoefler&Co. and now part of the Monotype library, paying homage to the city in which NYC Pride was born.

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Monotype today announced an expanded set of desktop rights for brands, which will enable all employees within large organizations to use commercial production fonts in both cloud software environments and on any device for presentations, documents, and more.

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Monotype today announced new features, customers, partners and milestones for its flagship Monotype Fonts solution. Over the past year, the platform has added fonts from more than 120 partners, new features that enhance discovery, and access to typographic assets, support and expertise for creative teams.

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Bridgestone Type, a custom font designed by Monotype for Bridgestone, was unveiled today as a winner of the 2021 Good Design Awards.

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Monotype announces the acquisition of iconic type foundry Hoefler&Co.

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Monotype announces key customer additions, while delivering new partner foundries and product enhancements to the creative community.

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Variable Format Maintains Classic Helvetica Simplicity With Flexibility, Expression and Digital Versatility for 21st-Century Designers WOBURN,...

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Veteran Leader Brings 15 Years of C-Suite Experience and Strong Track Record of Success WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Monotype today announced...

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Formerly known as “Mosaic,” Monotype Fonts is a revamped, all-in-one solution that provides brands access to high-performing fonts through a simplified process.

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Monotype today announced the winners of the second annual Type Champions Award, which recognizes and celebrates brands that elevate the value of typography in developing and maintaining brand identities. The winners were selected by a panel of 19 global branding experts who evaluated the role of typography in building brand messages, marketing and advertising efforts, and overall customer experiences.

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Futura has been refreshed for the digital era with the launch of Futura Now – deemed as the definitive version of this iconic family, expanded by Monotype to “meet the demands of ‘digital-first’ campaigns, made for forward-thinking brands and publishers”.

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From Wes Anderson films to Field Notes journals to the plaque on the moon, Futura is iconic. Monotype Studio has reimagined the typeface as Futura Now, bringing with it all-new rhythm, balance and readability. 

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Monotype’s Ambiguity typeface, designed by Monotype Studio’s Charles Nix, has been recognized by Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards in the graphic design category.

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Remember back when ‘The Future’ was a comfortable place that belonged to dense analyst reports, dramatically-lit conference stages, and glossy strategy decks? That future is, suddenly – and across pretty much every market vertical -happening right here, right now.

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Monotype provides an efficient and high-quality font rendering engine for embedded devices, Monotype Spark. It is integrated into Qt Quick Ultralite as a backend to the QML Text API and comes as an additional option to our pre-existing so-called “Static” font engine. If you already have a working Qt for MCUs application, no extra code is required to switch to the new engine. You only need to configure your project to use Spark and if you use multiple fonts, bundle them into a single fontmap file.

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With less than one hundred days until U.S. elections, local and national candidates across the country are vying for votes with bold ideas and eye-catching designs. In an election year where a pandemic has curtailed photo ops and cancelled meet-and-greets and rallies, a campaign’s digital presence is the only way to safely connect with voters. As more Americans engage with candidates online, political hopefuls are realizing what design enthusiasts have long understood: a cohesive and impactful visual identity is critical to a successful campaign. 

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Obsessed Show host Josh Miles interviews Brett Zucker, CMO of Monotype, on how brands can champion creativity to navigate and succeed during and coming out of a crisis. As strengthening the customer experience now remains top of mind in the digital-first era, Zucker reminds listeners that fonts are the most valuable art form from the standpoint of brand recognition. Monotype is helping to meet this industry evolution by championing the power of creativity, and why it matters more than ever before. 

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Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software, announced recently the winners of its annual Employee...

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Monotype Agrees to Acquisition of URW Type Foundry from Global Graphics WOBURN, Mass., May 18, 2020 – Monotype today announced that it has agreed to acquire...

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Introducing Macklin: A Typeface Superfamily Built for a New Generation of Design New from the Monotype Studio, Macklin takes inspiration from a period when...

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Typefaces Designed by the Monotype Studio honored with Red Dot Award, Good Design Award, TDC65 Competition Certificate of Excellence and Art Directors Club...

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Monotype/CITE Research Survey Draws Parallels Between Consumer Behaviors and Branding Decisions made by Financial Institutions WOBURN, Mass. – Monotype today...

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Panel of global branding experts select 12 companies that make type and creativity an innovative and central element of the brand experience ADOBE MAX, LOS...

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Packages address the demands of both creative and technical teams, solving some of the most challenging text and type issues WOBURN, Mass. — Monotype...

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WOBURN, Mass. — Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. today announced the completion of the transaction under which HGGC, LLC (“HGGC”), a leading middle market...

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Panel of branding experts to select companies making type and creativity an innovative and central element of the brand experience WOBURN,...

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New additions include a mix of original designs and extensions of classic families WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype (Nasdaq: TYPE) recently...

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Revenue Grows 4%, Net Income Reaches $10.3 Million and Net-Adjusted EBITDA Increases 24% Conference Call Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EDT Will Not Take Place in...

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Transaction Expected to Close in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 WOBURN, Mass. & PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc....

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WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Monotype (Nasdaq: TYPE) today unveiled the Ambiguity™ type family, a genre-bending design that merges traditional and...

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WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) will announce its second quarter 2019 financial results before the...

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Christopher Brooks Assumes Role of Interim CFO; Company to Initiate Search for Successor WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings...

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Company extends services offerings that range from advising on type impact to designing bespoke typefaces   WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—...

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Users will be able to install fonts from Monotype with the upcoming release of iOS WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype (Nasdaq: TYPE)...

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WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) today announced that Monotype executives will participate in four...

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In addition to Helvetica® Now, the latest additions to the Monotype Library include a blend of geometric and calligraphic designs, a playful brush script, a...

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WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) today announced that Monotype President and CEO Scott Landers will...

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Custom-Designed Font Family, Alibaba Sans, Opened to Alibaba Partners and Customers at No Cost to Power On-Brand Designs WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS...

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Company Re-affirms Full-Year Guidance, Despite Lower Than Expected Q1 2019 Results WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc....

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WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) will announce its first quarter 2019 financial results before the U.S....

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New from the Monotype Studio, Helvetica Now fills the gaps of its predecessors to better meet today’s rigorous branding demands WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS...

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As an official partner, Olapic will drive customer engagement and conversion by putting user-generated and influencer content closer to the point of...

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Company Posts Record Performance, and Exceeds Revenue and Profitability Expectations   WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings...

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Leading Manufacturer of Holistic Natural Cosmetics Tapped Olapic’s Intuitive UGC Platform to Engage with Consumers Through Authentic Imagery WOBURN, Mass.,...

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WOBURN, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) will announce its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial results...