Type resources for designers and brand owners

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From Neue to Now.

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.

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?

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.

In our on-demand era, creative asset licensing is more challenging than ever.

It’s safe to say that few people, if any, set out to commit copyright infringement. The reality is that most individuals and brands fully intend to pay.

Good Type series

Good type respects its elders.

Every font has a piece of history associated with its creation. Much as elements of ancient myth and folklore re-emerge in today's popular culture, so do glimpses of designs from decades ago find their way into new fonts.

Good type has a voice

If fonts could speak, what would they say? It's a strange question to ask but essential to consider when faced with thousands of potential designs, and the need to find a font that conveys your message clearly.

Good type reads to you.

Conveying a message with clarity means finding a typeface that's effortless to read. That goes a step further than making sure people can interpret it with ease.

Alibaba Groupʼs new typeface brings beauty and simplicity to company’s ecosystem.

This custom-designed font family, Alibaba Sans, will help partners and customers power on-brand designs.

Meet Madera.

Malou Verlomme’s Madera is a fresh addition to the popular geometric sans serif font genre, intended as a go-to typeface for branding and visual communication.

Meet Walbaum.

Monotype’s Walbaum typeface is the modern serif font to beat all modern serifs. Freshly restored by Monotype, this updated family oozes charm.

Choosing Custom, Modified, or Library Type.

Choosing the right typeface can be a daunting task for any brand. At this year’s Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles, California, we explored this topic in greater detail.

How to use figure styles in Illustrator.

When designing with type, the use of numbers can take a layout from good to great. I’ll detail the four main styles below, what they look like, and how to use them to the best of their ability. I’ll also add a few tidbits of related information as we go.

Making sense of GDPR.

With the “pace of privacy” accelerating, and a global conversation centered on individual data rights continuing to grow, Monotype is working to ensure we are best prepared to help our clients navigate the new normal. In this guide, learn about our approach to privacy regulations and how brands can use them to their advantage.

Monotype extends alliance with Adobe.

Monotype and Adobe are extending their long-standing alliance to make hundreds of additional fonts available to creative professionals through Creative Cloud, including classics like Arial and Times New Roman and more from the FontFont library.

Meet Tom Foley.

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the Monotype team, Tom Foley. As Creative Type Director, Tom will lead the Studio team in London. He took a few minutes to talk about fonts, exciting challenges in type design, and why he loves DIY home renovation.

When the interaction is the product.

What if what you’re selling isn’t really a thing at all?

Good type can fly solo.

Fonts sit at an interesting intersection, somewhere between utility and beauty. They're part of the designer's toolbox, but go far beyond practicality—they have the power to provoke a powerful response. 

How Domino’s and Walmart are building customer-first brands.

The inaugural Brand Talks on the Terrace in San Francisco attracted an impressive room full of designers, creatives and marketers for an evening of discussion around building customer-centric brands and the role of type and user-generated content (UGC).

What does it mean to be believable?

What does it mean to be believable? This was the core question explored by a trio of speakers at Brand Talks: Creating Connections, in New York City. The answer is simple: Actions speak louder than words. But for marketers trying to form genuine, lasting relationships with modern customers, embodying that ideal is more complicated than it seems.