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Meet Tom Foley, newest member of the Monotype Studio Team.

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.

Brand Talks recap: How Domino’s and Walmart are building customer-first brands.

Brand Talks on the Terrace explored different ways to achieve customer-centricity with Domino’s and Walmart.

Brand Talks: Creating Connections. What does it mean to be believable?

Actions speak louder than words. But for marketers trying to form genuine, lasting relationships with their customers, embodying that ideal is complicated.

Inside the Studio: The story of Adlam.

Imagine inventing a brand new written alphabet. How would you do it? What challenges would you face adopting it for digital use? That is the story of Adlam.

Preparing for digital transformation: Three trends from Adobe Summit 2019.

This year's conference centered on how brands can develop a more effective distribution approach. Here are a few primary trends we believe will matter in 2019.

Monotype adds Reiwa combined kanji glyph to Tazugane typefaces.

Monotype unveiled a new glyph design for its popular Tazugane Gothic and Tazugane Info typefaces that commemorates the new emperor of Japan.

Behind the font: The challenges of going it alone.

Typeface design is a mysterious business. While most people are acquainted with the dropdown menu in Word or a website like MyFonts, not everyone realizes there’s a host of independent designers and foundries all quietly making their contribution to visual culture.

Announcing the 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.

D&AD New Blood 2017 shortlist: Our pick of the pencils.

We are proud to showcase the 2017 D&AD New Blood pencil winners, along with commentary from judges, Nadine Chahine and Malou Verlomme.

Monotype, Adobe Fonts and the ever-evolving font landscape.

Adobe's move to get out of the business of fonts as a standalone offering might be good for creative professionals, but what about enterprise customers?

Right place, right time: The complicated legacy of Helvetica, one of the world’s most iconic typefaces.

You can love it or hate it, use it for nearly anything or refuse to use it at all. But however you feel about Helvetica, no one can deny its place in society.

The past, present and future of machine translation.

Julia Errens traces the course of machine-augmented translation, from Turing to Google Translate.

How fonts give voice to a destination.

How do fonts influence your perception of a city and its identity? See how the right choice can convey the image of a place is and what it aspires to become.

The Role of Fonts in Modern Publishing.

Fonts play an indispensable role in shaping your experience of published media, working in a deliberate way to communicate the information clearly and legibly.

Consistency is the future: A recap of Brand Talks San Francisco.

The 2019 edition of Brand Talks San Francisco brought together leaders in design and branding to hear from brands that have tackled the issue of visual consistency head-on.

Fonts: The underrated political campaign staffer.

There’s more to a political campaign than ideology. Fonts and design play a crucial role in conveying a candidate's personality (or lack thereof), perspective, and potential.

Just how neutral is Helvetica?

In many ways the idea that Helvetica is a 'neutral' typeface has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. That's not to say it isn't, but the neutrality narrative is only half the story.

Enjoyable discomfort: The many points of view of Ambiguity.

Ambiguity, from Charles Nix, offers a chance to pause for thought, question the state of affairs, and indulge in a little bit of enjoyable discomfort.