Tag: Fonts

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How to find the right font for the job.

These days, designers have more fonts to choose from than ever before. When you’re starting a new project for your brand or receive a client brief, it’s easy to lose valuable time in a cycle of browsing, testing and second-guessing. In this tutorial, Monotype’s Content Manager, Carl Unger, will share helpful tips for choosing the right font.

Variable Fonts at Adobe MAX 2020

Charles Nix, Monotype Creative Type Director, demonstrates how new variable font technology will enable designers to create with exciting, engaging, and effective typography.

Will the real Futura please stand up?

Monotype’s newly released Futura Now family is a revival and expansion of the famous typeface we all know so well. But do we know it, really?

Ed Benguiat, 1927-2020.

Ed Benguiat loved to draw letters. It’s what he did best. When he was not creating a new typeface, he could usually be found working on a piece of hand lettering or logo design for one of his many clients.

The next century of Futura.

It’s difficult to imagine the 20th century without Futura. Released by the Bauer Type Foundry in 1927, Paul Renner’s Futura was a near-instant hit that quickly established itself as an iconic, immovable piece of our shared culture.

Introducing Futura Now: The definitive version of an iconic family.

Futura Now is the definitive version of the definitive geometric sans, re-digitized based on Paul Renner’s original designs and updated to provide a more contemporary typographic palette.

Meet FS Rosa

Serif typefaces are sometimes seen as serious and overtly intellectual, a more somber sister to their laid-back counterpart, the sans serif. But FS Rosa breaks away from these conventions by combining the classic elegance of a serif with warmth and frivolity, created by its round letterforms and curves. 

Behind the creation of FS Renaissance, with Craig Black and Pedro Arilla.

FS Renaissance is a handcrafted display font where each letter stands alone as a piece of art. Craig and Pedro recently shared their perspective on the concepts and creative process behind FS Renaissance.

Variable Fonts at The One Club for Creativity

Tom Rickner delivers a presentation on the now and tomorrow of variable fonts.

Meet the Monotype Studio.

Get to a glimpse inside the Monotype Studio—the people, the process, and the problems they can solve for brands.

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.

What are font superfamilies and why do we need them?

Font superfamilies are vast collections of type that can meet a multitude of needs without compromising on consistency. But what defines a superfamily, exactly?

TypeNotes issue no. three is available for download.

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

Meet Macklin.

Malou Verlomme’s Macklin superfamily is a gently irreverent take on the display type of the late 19th century, with an elegant twist that updates these letterforms for modern use. Choose one style, or use the entire variable family as a type toolbox.

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.

What’s in a letterform?

A letter is more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes it helps to know what those parts are called. And it may not surprise you to learn that in a field as meticulous as typography, every little piece of a letter has a name.

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.