Tag: Automotive fonts

9 articles

Everything old is new again: a deeper look at nostalgia in design.

Over the past year or two, nostalgia has become a fixture in design of all kinds: typography, fashion, furniture and beyond. We take a look at the complex relationship between reviving heritage design elements and the history they come from. 

Do sci-fi fonts work in the real-world future?

In a recent episode of our Creative Characters podcast, the conversation centered around how the futures we envision aren’t always practical for the reality we live in – both in sci-fi films and fonts in car dashboards. 

Download Cotford Display Extra Bold for free.

New from the Monotype Studio, Cotford is a contemporary serif from Creative Type Director, Tom Foley.

Please enjoy this free weight of Cotford Display Extra Bold. This desktop-only font is yours to keep and use indefinitely.

Try it today, and see where Cotford takes you.

When good brands fall victim to counterfeit fonts.

A high-profile automaker recently reported strange rendering behavior in their automotive displays, which were using Monotype’s Helvetica Now font. The automaker shared access to their platform and font integration tools with us, concerned that the rendering issues were due to bad outlines in Helvetica Now.

A new typeface brings digital clarity to Mind’s mental health mission.

After years of raising awareness and understanding around mental health, the time had come for charity Mind to update its iconic visual identity. Monotype Studio developed Mind Meridian – a modified typeface that puts warmth and accessibility at the heart of the brand.  

The Making of Toyota Type

Learn how Toyota Type was developed as part of the iconic automaker’s new brand identity.

Highlights of Iconmobile at Brand Talks Connected.

Presentation given by Nicole Johnson, Associate Director of User Experience, Iconmobile, at Brand Talks Connected.

Read our eBook: How to win the in-car technology race

Building in-car technology that offers a balance of information and entertainment is critical for today’s auto suppliers. Drivers expect car HMIs that are on par with their smartphone screens. Our new ebook highlights areas you can’t ignore if you want to deliver a seamless experience.

Variable Fonts 101

Typography on the web has long been considered second to web page performance, leaving web designers unable to apply all but the most basic typographic principles to online content. Until now. With the recent emergence of the variable font format, designers can work with an entire font family as they do in print.