Case studies

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The Hundred

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have reimagined Cricket with the introduction of a new competition; ‘The Hundred’. Monotype collaborated with FutureBrand London to create a bold and confident typographic identity aimed at shifting perceptions to attract a wider audience to the game.

A new brand identity for Atlantis Resorts.

Futurebrand and Kerzner International asked Monotype Studio to help refresh the brand identity for Atlantis, the beyond luxury hotel brand which operates both The Palm and The Royal in Dubai and Sanya in China. This is the first brand update for the group since the opening of The Palm in 2008 and is a move to unify the visual brand across all properties.

A new typeface brings digital clarity to Mind’s mental health mission.

After years of campaigning to improve awareness and understanding around mental health, the time had come for charity Mind to update its iconic visual identity. The ‘squiggle’ logo is widely recognised in England and Wales, but social media and other digital spaces were creating new demands on the organisation. In partnership with agency DesignStudio, Monotype Studio developed Mind Meridian – a modified typeface which puts warmth and accessibility at the heart of the brand.  

 

The new voice of O2 - Custom typeface

Monotype’s Creative Type Director Phil Garnham, is joined by O₂ and their brand agency to discuss O₂’s new custom typeface, with an in-depth look at how this has propelled O2 to become a more digital and contemporary brand throughout different markets.

Building unique brand equity for Rocket Mortgage.

Monotype worked with Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, to design a custom typeface for its brand to modernize and create consistency for the company across the full client journey.

The Making of Toyota Type

Learn how Toyota Type was developed as part of the iconic automaker’s new brand identity.

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.

Duolingo case study.

See how we helped Duolingo find its voice (and its wings) with a custom brand font.

New custom type family for MotoGP™.

MotoGPis the top division of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. It’s the oldest motorsports championship (racing since 1949) and visits a total of 16 countries across four continents every season.

Greater digital and global reach for Orange

As it grew and expanded into new regions, Orange found that its font capabilities were not keeping up. Support for new languages was inconsistent, different teams were using different licenses and fonts, and there was concern about degrading brand recognition and license infringement.

Dubai Font: a future-facing typeface for the city and its people

The city of Dubai partnered with Microsoft and Monotype to create a typeface that reflects Dubai’s energetic nature in both Latin and Arabic.

Creating a consistent identity for an iconic banking group.

Partnering with Interbrand and Monotype, Santander redesigned its brand to become more modern, more digital and more in tune with a new generation of consumers.

How SNCF delivers consistent, reliable customer service.

Corporate typeface helps a timeless railway company now and into the future.

Powering development in new markets for Royal Caribbean

A custom version of Proxima Nova will streamline Royal Caribbean’s digital presence for clear and confident communication with Chinese customers.

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?

Neue Helvetica comes into its own for TED.

With their first site redesign in seven years, TED turned to Neue Helvetica as the perfect typeface for conveying ideas worth spreading.

Creating the typeface for SAP Fiori.

Monotype’s Terrance Weinzierl helped software company SAP to develop a typeface for SAP Fiori, for which SAP won a Red Dot Award in 2015. It was important that the design of the typeface works well in text-based UI environments without compromising on personality. The new typeface, called 72, has won a 2017 Red Dot Award.