Type resources for designers and brand owners

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Putting AI to work: The magic of typeface pairing.

Have you ever cooked a meal at home and been delighted to find the perfect ingredient to complement your recipe? Maybe you forgot you had cilantro, crushed peanuts, or lemon juice, and it’s just the thing you needed to elevate your dish.

What’s new.

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. 

Creative Characters S2 E8: Andrew Krivine and Michael Worthington.

This week we’re welcoming Andrew Krivine, author and punk rock collector, alongside Michael Worthington, faculty at CalArts and co-founder of Counterspace. The creative duo is here to tell the tale of how they co-created the largest exhibition of punk and new wave graphics ever shown on the West Coast.   

Monotype x Limerick.

Over the past four years, we’ve been lucky to forge a reciprocal partnership with the Limerick School of Art & Design / TUS in Ireland. Both Creative Type Directors Tom Foley and Emilios Theofanous have now participated in workshops and modules at the leading fine art, design and creative media school. This year’s students were asked to write a message platform for one typeface and build a marketing plan and design assets to promote it in digital or print media.  

Font resources for brands.

We’re all in this together: The importance building a brand from the inside out.

Everyone knows the saying, “what’s on the inside matters most.” Sure, a person’s character is more important than what they look like, but how does this relate to branding? A brand needs to look and act a certain way to engage with its audience, right?

On-demand webinar: Aligning the Enterprise with Brand Identity

Modern rebrands aren’t as simple as they used to be. In this webinar, Monotype’s Type Director, Tom Foley, is joined by Rick Sellars, Creative Director at Interbrand London to discuss the ins and outs for a successful rebranding.

How to keep your brand aligned along an ever-evolving customer journey.

Modern brands are not static, stationary objects. Today’s brands need to be agile and adaptable, permanently poised to respond to shifts in consumer expectations, emerging technology, and opportunities in other regions and languages.

Creating in the COVID era.

Is it time to rethink how creative work gets done?

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the effect the pandemic has had on the collaborative process that drives creative work at companies everywhere. Here are some ideas about where things could be heading. 

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.

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Creative Characters Ep. 20. Adam Weiler.

In this week’s episode, Monotype Type Director, Terrance Weinzierl has an inspiring conversation with designer, educator, and design thinker, Adam Weiler, who currently leads the social innovation program at Steelcase, a furniture company founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Font expertise from the Monotype Studio.

Typography terms and definitions.

From alternates to X-height, this list of typography terms and definitions covers just about everything you’d want to know about fonts and typography.

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?

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.

All resources.

5 ways to take the hassle out of asset licensing.

Learn how you can develop a simple, more secure approach to font licensing that puts the focus where it belongs: on the creative work itself.

How retail brands can compete in our new digital reality.

Modern retail brands find themselves in an era of unprecedented disruption. Here are five ways fonts can strengthen your brand and customer experience.

Always read the fine print.

Learn how today’s fonts handle the demands of modern technology, so you can ensure the fonts you use won’t let your brand down.

Read the Report: 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.

Why Fonts Make Us Feel with Terrance Weinzierl at Brand Talks Austin.

Terrance Weinzierl, Creative Type Director at Monotype, presented at Brand Talks Austin in December 2022, giving an overview of our ongoing research into the neuroscience of typography.

Brand Talks Austin Keynote Address.

Michu Benaim Steiner, Partner and CEO, and Lope Gutierrez, Partner of In-House International delivered the keynote address at Brand Talks Austin in December 2022

The Typography Hierarchy of Needs with Charles Nix at Brand Talks Austin.

Monotype Creative Director, Charles Nix, served as emcee for Brand Talks Austin in December 2022.

Why Fonts Make Us Feel with Phil Garnham at Brand Talks Munich.

Phil Garnham, Senior Type Director at Monotype, presented the results of a scientific study that qualitatively and quantitatively proves the influence of type.

TeleNeo by Metadesign at Brand Talks Munich.

Deutsche Telekom, represented by its Senior Brand Manager Andreas Kirpal with Hendrik Bruning, Creative Director, Metadesign, presented their new house font TeleNeo.