Type resources for designers and brand owners

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The next century of Futura.

It’s difficult to imagine the 20th century without Futura. Released by the Bauer Type Foundry in 1927, Paul Renner’s Futura was a near-instant hit that quickly established itself as an iconic, immovable piece of our shared culture.

Introducing Futura Now: The definitive version of an iconic family.

Futura Now is the definitive version of the definitive geometric sans, re-digitized based on Paul Renner’s original designs and updated to provide a more contemporary typographic palette.

Why it pays to pay for creativity.

Artists pour their heart and soul into their craft and creations and in an ideal world, every artist would be recognized and paid appropriately for their efforts. In reality, however, artists often have to fight for their rights to be upheld. This has been true for centuries and is only intensifying in the digital era.

How brands can stand out amidst the digital noise.

With seemingly every business in the world launching apps, online services, and other digital properties as they cope with disruptions from the COVID crisis, many brands are likely wondering how they can stand out from all the sudden digital noise.

Monotype Fonts solves missing fonts frustration.

One of the most frustrating disruptions a designer encounters is when fonts are missing for a project.

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.

How design and creativity can help meet this moment.

Perhaps the biggest challenge is not figuring out how to return to whatever “normal” used to look like, but how to let go of the vision we held for the future we thought we’d have.

Font licensing, simplified.

Simplified font licensing

Font licensing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s everything you need to know about font licenses: What they are, how they work, and why you need them.

Get to know Monotype Fonts.

Monotype Fonts is the only on-demand font service designed by creatives, for creatives—making it easier than ever to find, manage, and share the world’s best typography.

Announcing the 2020 Type Champions!

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

How to find the right font for the job.

These days, designers have more fonts to choose from than ever before. When you’re starting a new project for your brand or receive a client brief, it’s easy to lose valuable time in a cycle of browsing, testing and second-guessing. In this tutorial, Monotype’s Content Manager, Carl Unger, will share helpful tips for choosing the right font.

Variable Fonts at Adobe MAX 2020

Charles Nix, Monotype Creative Type Director, demonstrates how new variable font technology will enable designers to create with exciting, engaging, and effective typography.

Will the real Futura please stand up?

Monotype’s newly released Futura Now family is a revival and expansion of the famous typeface we all know so well. But do we know it, really?

Ed Benguiat, 1927-2020.

Ed Benguiat loved to draw letters. It’s what he did best. When he was not creating a new typeface, he could usually be found working on a piece of hand lettering or logo design for one of his many clients.

Webinar: Time equals money - How font management can save you both.

This webinar is for everyone who touches your organization’s font strategy—creatives, IT and procurement managers, even the finance team. We will be speaking to the ways Monotype can help your brand look great, streamline team workflows, save time, and take the headache out of managing fonts.

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.

A Monotype webinar. Modern typography redefined.

In light of breathing new life into typographic icons, the Monotype Studio would like to invite you to learn first-hand about a definitive version of a beloved font family that will offer designers a chance to see a classic with fresh eyes. 

The contemporary version of this versatile family organizes and makes cohesive 90 years of one of the most popular typefaces of all times. It’s more true to the original than any digital version you’ve ever worked with, and brings to life 37 new styles, including a variable version.