Type resources for designers and brand owners

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From Neue to Now.

Designers and studios might be deeply familiar with Neue Helvetica, but it’s the product of a pre-digital era. Here are four reasons why it’s time to switch.

How do you choose a typeface when you’re the world’s biggest font foundry?

Monotype’s brand refresh needed to achieve the same consistency of communication that it champions for its customers. But what’s the answer when you’re a type foundry with literally tens of thousands of fonts to choose from, and multiple products and services to design for?

Announcing the 2019 Type Champions!

Monotype is thrilled to introduce the inaugural recipients of the Type Champions Award, a new program that recognizes brands for their creative, innovative, and memorable use of typography in developing and maintaining their brand identities.

In our on-demand era, creative asset licensing is more challenging than ever.

It’s safe to say that few people, if any, set out to commit copyright infringement. The reality is that most individuals and brands fully intend to pay.

Good Type series

Good Type, part 1: Good type respects its elders.

This first installment of the Good Type series shows how traces of the same forms and styles emerge again and again as fonts are created or revived.

Good Type, part 2: Good type has a voice.

If fonts could speak, what would they say? The second installment of our Good Type series looks at how the fonts you choose impact the voice of your brand.

Good Type, part 3: Good type reads to you.

Conveying a clear message means using a typeface that's effortless to read. This installment of the Good Type series examines which factors affect readability.

Where digital and physical meet: The future of retail.

The idea of brick and mortar stores has been a hot topic lately. Are they dying? Thriving? Whatever you believe, they’re changing, with an eye toward digital.

Behind the font: Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio.

Behind the font highlights the people and process behind the fonts you love and use. This installment features Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio.

Behind the font: The challenges of going it alone.

Typeface design is a mysterious business. While most people are acquainted with the dropdown menu in Word or a website like MyFonts, not everyone realizes there’s a host of independent designers and foundries all quietly making their contribution to visual culture.

Font licensing, simplified.

Simplified font licensing

Font licensing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s everything you need to know about font licenses: What they are, how they work, and why you need them.

3 Trends Re-Defining the Role of the Modern CMO.

What are the major challenges facing CMOs? Together with The Future Laboratory, we identified a number of ways that CMOs must adapt for future success.

Brand Talks Paris 2019: Keeping up with change

On November 7, Monotype hosted our second Brand Talks in Paris to explore the ways brands are impacted by both social and economic changes and how they can evolve. A few years ago, brands did not have the same considerations, but they now must keep pace with major issues such as environmental concerns, changing societal expectations, and new ways of engaging with the audience.

TYPO Berlin: you only get ahead if you keep moving.

An amazing line up of 60 speakers will take the stage at TYPO Berlin to explore how they use digital tools creatively and how to overcome digital distractions.

Adrian Shaughnessy talks music, vinyl and graphic design for Letterform Live.

Theo Inglis chats with graphic designer, writer, lecturer, editor and publisher, Adrian Shaughnessy, about his love of design, vinyl and album art.

How to choose a font that works everywhere.

Whether you are looking for a new brand font or want to establish a consistent visual identity across the web, here’s how to choose a font that works everywhere.

Fonts behaving badly: Why you don’t always get the result you expect.

When you choose a font for your brand, you assume it will just work. But that’s not always the case, this fact can damage your brand’s visual identity.

How SNCF delivers consistent, reliable customer service.

Corporate typeface helps a timeless railway company now and into the future.

Virtual and augmented reality: rethinking design in limitless spaces.

Kenneth Woodruff explores the difficulties of AR/VR product development and highlights projects that are breaking new ground in the space.

Brand Day London: Greenpeace and Lovers show how branding can inspire positive change.

Lovers and Greenpeace talk through their campaign, End Ocean Plastics which aims to drive awareness of ocean pollution and drive urgent change.