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Augmented and virtual reality.

We’ve compiled six common myths around the role of text in augmented and virtual environments and reasons why these challenges don’t hold true.

Talking creative collaboration with UK Type Director Tom Foley.

Today’s creative departments and agencies have their hands full. Marketing in the digital age is a constant juggling act, and requires more improvisation and adaptability than ever before. No surprise, then, that’s it’s also more important—and more difficult—than ever to keep your teams aligned and working together.

Is the text on your website ADA accessible? Part three: Live text.

In this three-part series, we’ll show you how fonts can help your website follow the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Is the text on your website ADA accessible? Part two: Contrast.

In this three-part series, we’ll show you how fonts can help your website follow the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Is the text on your website ADA accessible? Part one: Color.

In this three-part series, we’ll show you how fonts can help your website follow the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Choosing Custom, Modified, or Library Type.

Choosing the right typeface can be a daunting task for any brand. At this year’s Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles, California, we explored this topic in greater detail.

How to use figure styles in Illustrator.

When designing with type, the use of numbers can take a layout from good to great. I’ll detail the four main styles below, what they look like, and how to use them to the best of their ability. I’ll also add a few tidbits of related information as we go.

Making sense of GDPR.

With the “pace of privacy” accelerating, and a global conversation centered on individual data rights continuing to grow, Monotype is working to ensure we are best prepared to help our clients navigate the new normal. In this guide, learn about our approach to privacy regulations and how brands can use them to their advantage.

Monotype extends alliance with Adobe.

Monotype and Adobe are extending their long-standing alliance to make hundreds of additional fonts available to creative professionals through Creative Cloud, including classics like Arial and Times New Roman and more from the FontFont library.

Meet Tom Foley.

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the Monotype team, Tom Foley. As Creative Type Director, Tom will lead the Studio team in London. He took a few minutes to talk about fonts, exciting challenges in type design, and why he loves DIY home renovation.

How Domino’s and Walmart are building customer-first brands.

The inaugural Brand Talks on the Terrace in San Francisco attracted an impressive room full of designers, creatives and marketers for an evening of discussion around building customer-centric brands and the role of type and user-generated content (UGC).

What does it mean to be believable?

What does it mean to be believable? This was the core question explored by a trio of speakers at Brand Talks: Creating Connections, in New York City. The answer is simple: Actions speak louder than words. But for marketers trying to form genuine, lasting relationships with modern customers, embodying that ideal is more complicated than it seems.

The Story of Adlam.

In this day and age, imagine someone inventing a new alphabet for a language so that it fits the sounds better than the current one. How likely is it to succeed in being adopted and replacing the old alphabet?

Three trends from Adobe Summit 2019.

Last week, thousands of marketers, advertisers, and creatives converged in Las Vegas for the Adobe Summit. Held at the Sands Expo Convention Center, the event featured a myriad of opportunities for training, networking, and sharing industry best practices, with tracks segmented across several verticals including financial services, media and entertainment, retail, travel, and more.

Monotype adds Reiwa combined kanji glyph to Tazugane typefaces.

The Japanese government recently announced that the reign of the next Japanese emperor will be called the “Reiwa” era. The era will officially begin when Crown Prince Naruhito is crowned on May 1, succeeding his father, Emperor Akihito.

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.

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.

D&AD New Blood 2017 shortlist: our pick of the pencils.

This year we are, once again, proud to support the D&AD New Blood Awards, celebrating the brightest new talent in the design industry. Monotype's 2017 brief challenged entrants to embody and express the importance of cultural diversity through a typography-led campaign or solution. After more than 3,000 entries, we are proud to showcase the 2017 Pencil winners, along with commentary from judges, Nadine Chahine and Malou Verlomme.