Type resources for designers and brand owners

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New from the Monotype Studio, Cotford is a contemporary serif from Creative Type Director, Tom Foley. Cotford is available as a variable font and as 16 static weights, including  Display and Text styles. Cotford is available to all Montoype Fonts customers and can also be purchased at MyFonts. 

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Creative Characters Ep. 19: Chelsea Goldwell.

In this episode, our own Bill Connolly is joined by Chelsea Goldwell, partner and creative director at Zero Studios, a digitally-native branding studio. Goldwell reflects on her trajectory in design and shares her perspectives on finding balance in this era of intense work.  

Creative Characters Ep. 18: Dave Addey.

In our eighteenth episode, Terrance Weinzierl, Creative Type Director at Monotype, talks with Dave Addey, author of Typeset in the Future. Dave work explores type and design choices in sci-fi movies, a fun crossover that has drawn a remarkably big audience.

5 tips for building a better font licensing strategy.

Kevin Laurino, Manager of Art & Print Production, Retouching, and Finishing at Netflix, shares some experiences from his career-long relationship with fonts and how to tame the beast that is managing a brand’s font licensing. Here are some tips to help get you started.

Font resources for brands.

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?

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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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 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.

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Introducing Monotype Spark™2.0: Low-Memory Scalable Type Just Got Better

Makers of smart watches, wearables, medical devices, automotive dashboards and other resource-constrained devices no longer have to use low-quality bitmap fonts for their displays. The Monotype Spark Solution brings the benefits of scalable type and high-quality multilingual font display to the embedded environment - and it just got a major upgrade.

A message from our CEO.

As this week comes to a close, I wanted to send a quick note to thank you all. This week was an important one for me, and I hope, for Monotype’s employees, partners, and customers as well.

Creative Characters Ep. 10: Hannelore Ocampo.

In episode 10, Creative Type Director Terrance Weinzierl interviews Hannelore Ocampo, Fonts Lead and Type Specialist at Ford Motor Company. The two discuss how to develop a cohesive in-car experience that reflects the needs of modern transportation.

How the pandemic made fonts friendlier.

Creative Type Director, Phil Garnham, spoke with the Economist in May about the impact the pandemic has had on typography. With such an unprecedented year we’ve had, Phil uncovers how this period has evolved fonts to become friendlier to their audiences. 

More of everything, for everyone. Introducing Helvetica Now Variable.

Helvetica Now Variable, new from the Monotype Studio, offers more than a million new Helvetica styles in one state-of-the-art font file, allowing you to create infinite shades of expression, incredible typographic animations, and ultra-refined typography.

Shutterstock × Monotype Webinar: Visual trends in 2021.

Join Monotype & Shutterstock on this live webinar and discover the trends driving branding and design today, and take a look at what’s on the horizon for 2021 and beyond.

Burger King Redesign at Brand Talks Connected.

Jackie Rodríguez and Daniel Stettner, Senior Designers at Jones Knowles Ritchie, discuss the purpose, process and results from their work on the Burger King redesign at Brand Talks Connected on June 10, 2021.

Henkel Beauty Care and Interbrand at Brand Talks Connected.

Rik Strubel, Chief Marketing Officer at Henkel Beauty Care, and Jens Grefen, Executive Director Creation, CEE at Interbrand discuss Finding True Beauty with Henkel Beauty Care at Brand Talks Connected on June 9, 2021.

Variable Fonts panel discussion at Brand Talks Connected.

Charles Nix, Creative Type Director at Monotype, moderates a dynamic discussion with esteemed panelists Jessica Krier, Design Director at KMS Team; David Sieren, Partner, Director of Design and Strategy, One Design Company; and Lars Hansson, VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA U.S.