Type resources for designers and brand owners

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What’s a store for? Rethinking retail in the lockdown era.

As people—and brands—continue sprinting toward digitally immersed experiences, a human, personal online presence will make a big difference. Here’s how can design help make that possible.

Highlights of Netflix at Brand Talks Connected.

Presentation given by Kevin Laurino, Manager, Art & Print Production, Retouching & Finishing, Netflix. 

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.

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?

Are you a studious serif font, a chameleon-like variable font, or something in between? Take this short quiz to find out.

Mosaic 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.

Webinar: Variable fonts, the brand opportunity.

As businesses continue to ramp up their digital offerings amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, many designers, brands and agencies are turning their attention to variable fonts. But for many, the question remains: What are variable fonts, and what is the potential of variable fonts to transform how we are communicating on the web?

We’re all in this together: The importance of 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?

Typography and modern protest.

At its core, type is a storyteller. Letterforms deliver a message. And such messages are perhaps at their purest in the form of community-led designs for protest.

Santander x Brand Talks: Highlights, part two.

In part two of their Brand Talks presentation, Juan Erquicia, Group Brand Manager at Santander, and Lucas Machado, Associate Design Director at Interbrand, discuss Santander’s custom typeface and other brand elements as part of the recent rebrand.

Santander x Brand Talks: Highlights, part one.

Juan Erquicia, Group Brand Manager at Santander, and Lucas Machado, Associate Design Director at Interbrand, discuss the creation of Santander’s new logo as part of the recent rebrand.

Highlights of Pentagram at Brand Talks Connected.

Britt Cobb, Associate Partner at Pentagram, joined Brand Talks Connected to talk about the importance of internal branding and share a project he did for Verizon.

Highlights of Iconmobile at Brand Talks Connected.

Presentation given by Nicole Johnson, Associate Director of User Experience, Iconmobile, at Brand Talks Connected.

The world’s first variable font logo.

In an innovative and dynamic approach to the new Variable font format, Fontsmith (now part of the Monotype Studio) and Dutch branding agency VBAT created a responsive logo font for Amsterdam’s new WPP campus — a logo which changes according to interaction and time, as people move throughout the space so do its letterforms.

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.