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Read our eBook: Change is the only constant

The decision to update your brand is rife with uncertainty, especially in our fast-paced, ever-evolving modern world. When is the right time? Is there a right time? Can you truly update for the future, or will you always feel two steps behind?

Six myths about text in augmented and virtual reality.

We’ve compiled six common myths around the role of text in augmented and virtual environments and reasons why these challenges don’t hold true.

Good Type part 10: Good type can stretch.

Choosing a typeface to represent a brand’s voice isn’t an easy decision, and it becomes more complicated when companies have to factor in the future. Type offers brands an immense amount of value, but it needs to be able to stretch.

Good Type part 9: Good type has secrets.

Much like people, typefaces are multifaceted. They can be practical and straightforward, or they can be expressive and full of contrast, depending on how they’re used. Making the most of a typeface means knowing how to unlock its secrets.

How do you choose a typeface when you’re the world’s biggest font foundry?

Monotype’s brand refresh needed to achieve the same consistency of communication that it champions for its customers. But what’s the answer when you’re a type foundry with literally tens of thousands of fonts to choose from, and multiple products and services to design for?

Good Type part 6: Good type is a team player.

Pairing typefaces is one of the more challenging tasks a typographer faces. This installment of Good Type examines the different ways designers can pair fonts.

Good Type part 5: Good type is family.

A good typographic system is like a family—and just like people, it comes in all shapes and sizes, allowing it to address a range of design requirements.

Typography Dilemma: Choosing Custom, Modified, or Library Type.

Choosing the right typeface can be a daunting task for any brand. We explored this topic in greater detail during a panel discussion at this year’s Adobe MAX.

OpenType walkthrough: How to use figure styles in Illustrator.

When designing with type, the use of numbers can take a layout from good to great. Here’s how to use them to the best of their ability.

Good Type part 4: Good type can fly solo.

When it comes to the display fonts, there’s more freedom to experiment and play. Not just with the type itself, but with people’s expectations.

Good Type, part 3: Good type reads to you.

Conveying a clear message means using a typeface that’s effortless to read. This installment of the Good Type series examines which factors affect readability.

The Monotype Studio talks football

The National Football League has a long history of memorable logo design. We asked the Monotype Studio team to share their favorites, both contemporary and from childhood.

Monotype adds Reiwa combined kanji glyph to Tazugane typefaces.

Monotype unveiled a new glyph design for its popular Tazugane Gothic and Tazugane Info typefaces that commemorates the new emperor of Japan.

Behind the font: The challenges of going it alone.

Typeface design is a mysterious business. While most people are acquainted with the dropdown menu in Word or a website like MyFonts, not everyone realizes there’s a host of independent designers and foundries all quietly making their contribution to visual culture.

Announcing the 2019 Type Champions!

Monotype is thrilled to introduce the inaugural recipients of the Type Champions Award, a new program that recognizes brands for their creative, innovative, and memorable use of typography in developing and maintaining their brand identities.

D&AD New Blood 2017 shortlist: Our pick of the pencils.

We are proud to showcase the 2017 D&AD New Blood pencil winners, along with commentary from judges, Nadine Chahine and Malou Verlomme.

Meet Placard Next.

Placard Next is a reimagined version of a 1930s poster design, that takes all the original quirky details and refines them for digital use. Its condensed versions pack an instant typographic punch when used at large sizes, introducing some unusual flavor to posters, headlines and anywhere else designers need to make a statement.

Neue Helvetica comes into its own for TED.

With their first site redesign in seven years, TED turned to Neue Helvetica as the perfect typeface for conveying ideas worth spreading.