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The Time Is Now.

No matter how you look at it, 2020 will be a year that is studied in the history books. From a global pandemic, to economic instability, to mental health challenges, all of us are finding ourselves navigating an increasingly challenging and frightening world.

How brands can stand out amidst the digital noise.

With seemingly every business in the world launching apps, online services, and other digital properties as they cope with disruptions from the COVID crisis, many brands are likely wondering how they can stand out from all the sudden digital noise.

Monotype Agrees to Acquire URW Type Foundry

We’re very excited to share that Monotype has agreed to acquire URW Type Foundry, a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC. Based in Hamburg, Germany, URW is an innovative font and software provider, with extensive experience in designing and engineering fonts to service the needs of global brands. We’re proud to welcome the team to the Monotype family.

How design and creativity can help meet this moment.

COVID-19 is aggressively reshaping the way we work and live, right before our eyes. There is a distinct before and after to this crisis, with the “before” rapidly fading from view while the “after” remains shrouded in uncertainty.

What are font superfamilies?

Typefaces have come a long way since the days of the print shop, when having a handful of typefaces was considered a great range of choice. Now, brands and designers need a whole toolbox of type that spans different styles, sizes and languages. This has given rise to a greater need for superfamilies—vast collections of type that can meet a multitude of needs without compromising on consistency. But what defines a superfamily, exactly?

Tiny reminders to stay home.

Typography is an important component of great design. And for designers, selecting the right type can be an enormous challenge with so many varying styles and weights to choose from. To help, pangrams are often used to quickly get an overview of what a particular font looks like in use.

TypeNotes issue no. three is available for download.

TypeNotes is a love letter to letterforms, a journal dedicated to typography and graphic design.
 

Fonts for games

Fonts in games have a subjective role, helping to convey the theme and atmosphere of a game while shaping expectations about its content. And there’s the more practical job of conveying information quickly, legibly, on any kind of screen and in multiple languages, so that no one gets left behind or in the lurch.
 

Mosaic solves missing fonts frustration.

One of the most frustrating disruptions a designer encounters is when fonts are missing for a project.

What's Your Font Style? Quiz

Are you a studious serif font, a chameleon-like variable font, or something in between?

Take this short quiz to find out.

The right tone in difficult times.

Let’s look at how design and typography can help keep brand sentiment strong while sending a message that assures your customers you get what’s going on.

#CreativeMatters challenge recap.

Over the past several weeks, the creative community has stepped up, designing art that motivates, informs, and brings people together during an increasingly challenging time.

Why creativity matters during times of uncertainty.

See how designers have stepped up in creative ways to visualize messages of hope, community, and caring for all.

Fontsmith arrives in the Monotype library.

Fontsmith's roster of typefaces, along with its years or experience and expertise, are part of the Monotype library and available for all Mosaic customers.

Font engineering and the importance of what you can't see.

Fonts are more than a pretty face. Underneath their polished surface is an intricate array of data and functionality that few people ever see. Yet this hidden world is integral to the reliability, performance and appearance of a font.

Monotype Acquires Fontsmith

We’ve long admired the incredible work of Fontsmith Founder Jason Smith and his team of designers, and we’re proud to welcome them to the Monotype family.

The secrets and subtleties of handwriting fonts.

Out of all the thousands of fonts in the world, handwriting fonts are a category unto themselves. But even within that seemingly narrow niche, there is a range of styles that reflects the variations and subtle differences found in actual handwriting. 

Typography terms and definitions.

From alternates to X-height, this list of typography terms and definitions covers just about everything you'd want to know about fonts and typography.