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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.

Brand Talks Connections London: Looking back to move forward

Our last Brand Talks event of the year focused on insights gained from the best in branding from 2019, and the emerging brand and design trends for 2020.

How to keep your brand aligned along an ever-evolving customer journey.

Modern brands are not static, stationary objects. Today’s brands need to be agile and adaptable, permanently poised to respond to shifts in consumer expectations, emerging technology, and opportunities in other regions and languages.

What should brands know about variable fonts?

Learn how variable fonts can help brands looking to distinguish themselves in the modern marketplace.

Brands built for the future: A recap of Brand Talks London 2019

Brand Talks featured speakers from leading global brands and agencies who discussed the primary factors influencing brand identity in a modern world.

Part 2: from TrueType GX to Variable Fonts

Tom Rickner introduces Monotype's first Variable font, available free on GitHub, and shares his research into potential use cases for variable fonts.

How the Whitney uses type to build an identity around art.

Speaking at Typographics 2017, Director of Design Hilary Greenbaum explained how typography helps the museum keep the focus on its art.

How web fonts help you build emails customers actually want.

As new marketing strategies come and go, email remains one of the most effective ways brands can reach their customers. Here's how web fonts can help.

More than just words: How a smart typography strategy helps your bottom line.

Each element of your typography strategy has a role in streamlining your workflow and helping your designers produce higher quality work on deadline.

Podcast: Pentagram’s Marina Willer and Monotype’s Nadine Chahine.

This episode features Marina Willer of Pentagram and Nadine Chahine of Monotype. A 30-minute dose of fascinating dialogue about the business of creativity

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.