Tag: Type design

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The new voice of O2 - Custom typeface

Monotype’s Creative Type Director Phil Garnham, is joined by O₂ and their brand agency to discuss O₂’s new custom typeface, with an in-depth look at how this has propelled O2 to become a more digital and contemporary brand throughout different markets.

eBook: Type Trends

Monotype’s Type Trends report explores how today’s brands are using innovative typography to build identities ready for an ever-evolving future. Featuring examples from a myriad of industries and global regions, you will see how type is reflecting the interests of modern consumers. 

Type Trends: 2021 and Beyond

After a year like no other, and with an ever-changing future ahead, it is truly an exciting time for the creative industry. Join Charles Nix and Phil Garnham from the Monotype Studio for an in-depth look at the typographic trends that have emerged from this experience.

A talk with Tom Foley on trends, the possible decline of Sans Serif, and what makes a type timeless.

Creative Type Director, Tom Foley, sat down Antalis Creative Power to discuss the 2021 Type Trends report, the state of Sans Serif, and consider what makes a font timeless in his latest interview.

First published on Antalis Creative Power

 

Soft serve digital and the importance of nostalgia during a crisis

Phil Garnham, Senior Creative Type Director at Monotype Studio explores the evolution of type in digital and celebrates the heritage at the heart of the Burger King rebrand.

First published on BITE

Logo design for Ila.

Monotype’s Creative Type Director Phil Garnham discusses the role of lettering in logo design with Superunion, one of our agency partners, with a real case example we worked on together.

Brand Talks Connected by Monotype

Brand Talks Connected delivers Monotype’s popular Brand Talks event series directly to wherever it is you’re working these days. We hope you’ll join us for the next virtual event.

eBook: How retail brands can compete in our new digital reality.

The retail industry has experienced arguably the most drastic series of changes over the past decade. Now, enter COVID-19. The pandemic has accelerated the inevitable, forcing everyone online, and the numbers are staggering: U.S. retailers’ online revenue has spiked by 68% year-over-year in 2020. Brands that hadn’t made or even begun the shift to a digital model have had to do so overnight.

Our latest eBook details the ways retail brands (and any brand, really) can make that transition and prepare for whatever’s next.

New eBook: 5 ways to take the hassle out of asset licensing

In this eBook, we’ll discuss how you can relieve some of that burden, while developing a simple, more secure process that puts the focus where it belongs: on the creative work itself.

Monotype announces a collaboration with House Industries.

We’re very excited to announce a partnership between Monotype and House Industries, a revered, eclectic design studio that has worked with The New Yorker, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Design Within Reach, and many other iconic identities. Beginning immediately, House Industries fonts can now be licensed through Monotype’s enterprise account teams, with a standard process that is already used by many leading global brands.

Building unique brand equity for Rocket Mortgage.

Monotype worked with Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, to design a custom typeface for its brand to modernize and create consistency for the company across the full client journey.

The Making of Toyota Type

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

The world’s first variable font logo.

In an innovative and dynamic approach to the new Variable font format, Fontsmith (now part of the Monotype Studio) and Dutch branding agency VBAT created a responsive logo font for Amsterdam’s new WPP campus — a logo which changes according to interaction and time, as people move throughout the space so do its letterforms.

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.

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.

Duolingo case study.

See how we helped Duolingo find its voice (and its wings) with a custom brand font.

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.

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.