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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.

Making stuff is just who I am. I do not feel good if I am not making something.

Making stuff is just who I am. I do not feel good if I am not making something.

What should brands know about variable fonts?

Learn how variable fonts can help brands looking to distinguish themselves in the modern marketplace.

Part 2: from TrueType GX to Variable Fonts

Tom Rickner introduces Monotype’s first Variable font, available free on GitHub, and shares his research into potential use cases for variable fonts.

Monotype, Adobe Fonts and the ever-evolving font landscape.

Adobe’s move to get out of the business of fonts as a standalone offering might be good for creative professionals, but what about enterprise customers?

Find “your type”

Choosing the right font for your next project is more than just an aesthetic decision. Brands have numerous factors to consider, from price to deadlines to the importance of being unique, all of which influence the selection process.

When type goes tiny

When screens get smaller, spacing gets tight, details get lost, and forms blend together. The resulting legibility issues can make for a frustrating reading experience. Here’s how to find the fonts that can fix it.

Variable Fonts: making the promise a reality.

Bob Taylor, Monotype’s Font Technologies Director, offers his views on the promise of Variable Fonts and shares how Monotype and the tech industry are bringing this promise to reality.  He shares a few Variable Font tests gone wrong, what we are learning, and introduces the newest Variable Font from Monotype.

The evolution of typography with variable fonts.

With the emergence of variable fonts, design no longer has to be traded for page speed. See how this new technology can transform how we think about web design.

SST: a font for everywhere.

The SST font tackles a central challenge of branding – universality. The SST superfamily supports more than 90 languages including Japanese, Thai and Arabic.

From Neue to Now: How Helvetica evolved for the 21st century.

Designers and studios might be deeply familiar with Neue Helvetica, but it’s the product of a pre-digital era. Here are four reasons why it’s time to switch.

The challenging game of designing for sports.

The World Cup is back, and all eyes are zeroed in on the best football … jersey fonts? We examine the tall task of designing for the world of sport.

One typeface, 93 languages for Sony.

Monotype’s Akira Kobayashi worked closely with Sony’s Chief Art Director Hiroshige Fukuhara to create an original typeface ready for nearly 100 languages.

Type with heart for Southwest Airlines.

Monotype and Lippincott worked closely with Southwest Airlines to craft an authentic typographic voice that formed the center of a fresh new identity.

A bespoke handwriting typeface for Sir Quentin Blake.

Monotype worked with noted illustrator Sir Quentin Blake and his team to recreate his handwriting as a bespoke typeface.

Simplified font licensing for Scotiabank.

Scotiabank has long used Frutiger as its brand font. But as they expanded to new digital channels and regions, font licensing became too complex. Until now.