Tag: Fonts

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Do you really need a custom font?

Choosing a font to represent your brand is no easy task. Your brand typeface is a first impression, the visual voice of your brand alongside your logo, colors, and imagery. Fonts carry emotional weight and can carry associations with other brands, content, or products.

How to find the right fonts quickly.

Tight deadlines can take the fun out of searching for fonts. Instead of thoughtfully searching for and finding the right font, you often have to settle for “good enough.” See how an intuitive search process can help you find the right font fast.

Common font licensing hassles that creatives face (and how to avoid making them).

Graphic designers and other creative team members are usually the primary users of the fonts at a brand, which means they’re also responsible for ensuring those fonts are used properly according to their license.

Five takeaways from Brand New Conference.

This year, like many of you, we were excited to be back at the Brand New conference in person for a 2-day meetup of some of the most influential voices in design and branding. Read on for 5 things we learned.

Can fonts affect our feelings?

In partnership with applied neuroscience company Neurons, we began conducting research to find out if and how different typefaces really do affect our emotional state. We wanted to understand how fonts drive experiences, associations, and feelings, and assess the effectiveness of different typefaces in different situations. 

Need Type 1 Font Replacements? Monotype Fonts Is Here to Help.

Is your brand ready for the end of Type 1 or PostScript fonts? If you haven’t begun the process of replacing those fonts yet, it’s definitely time – Adobe is ending all support for these font formats by January 2023. Avoid disruption by taking action now!

How to Prepare for the End of Type 1 Fonts.

By the end of this year, you will no longer be able to create new content with Adobe’s Type 1 fonts (also known as PostScript, PS1, T1, and Adobe Type 1 fonts). Read our guide to see if you need to update your font library. 

4 things you need to know about the end of Adobe’s Type 1 font support.

Adobe has announced that they’ll sunset support for authoring content with their Type 1 fonts (also known as PostScript, PS1, T1, and Adobe Type 1 fonts) by 2023. Read on for what you need to know.

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

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

In search of a sustainable NFT: Why we chose the Avalanche blockchain for our NFT projects.

It’s no secret that the environmental impact of minting, bidding, and selling NFTs is significant. Environmental considerations were at the top of our priority list as we began exploring this through our partnership with KnownUnknown and eventually led us to select Avalanche as our NFT platform. Read on to learn more.

Monotype’s company desktop license empowers cloud access to brand fonts.

Long gone are the days of zipping up folders of font files and sharing them across your organization, or even messier, embedding fonts in documents in the cloud in hopes that the design remains intact. We recently announced an expanded set of licensing rights which allows all employees within an organization to access Commercial Production Fonts in their desktop environments. 

Helvetica The NFT FAQ.

We recently partnered with KnownUnknown to create an NFT project featuring more than two dozen artists from around the world, working in mediums such as graphic design, branding, footwear design, and photography, all of whom are using Helvetica Now Variable to create unique, original art. Read on for more information about the project. 

eBook: Type Trends 2022

Monotype’s 2022 Type Trends report explores how several socioeconomic, political, and cultural events continue to shape the way we approach creative work and how connect to each other online and offline.

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. 

Design by trial: Creating meaningful connections in virtual worlds.

Elizabeth Ann Clark, Chief Creative Officer at virtual reality studio, AEXLAB, talks about the power of VR in social contexts, some of her favorite design tools, and how her team came to select a student-designed typeface for the face of their flagship game.

Direct from the Studio: More. Helvetica. Now.

Charles Nix, Creative Type Director at the Monotype Studio, takes us on a journey through the evolution of Helvetica®, from its earliest beginnings through to where we are today—the powerful and functional Helvetica Now Variable.

Introducing Monotype Spark™2.0: Low-Memory Scalable Type Just Got Better.

Makers of smart watches, wearables, medical devices, automotive dashboards and other resource-constrained devices no longer have to use low-quality bitmap fonts for their displays. The Monotype Spark Solution brings the benefits of scalable type and high-quality multilingual font display to the embedded environment - and it just got a major upgrade.