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More than just words: How a smart typography strategy helps your bottom line.

Each element of your typography strategy has a role in streamlining your workflow and helping your designers produce higher quality work on deadline.

Read our ebook: 5 type trends for brands to consider in 2020

Trends in type design are often an indicator of broader shifts in brand strategy. Through conversations with designers and creative leaders, as well our Monotype Studio team, we have identified five trends for brands to consider as they build their visual identities in the next year and beyond.

How type helps you rebrand for the future.

Modern rebrands are about more than just updating your visual identity. See how fonts help rebranding companies meet their customers' expanding expectations.

Read our eBook: Change is the only constant

The decision to update your brand is rife with uncertainty, especially in our fast-paced, ever-evolving modern world. When is the right time? Is there a right time? Can you truly update for the future, or will you always feel two steps behind?

Six myths about text in augmented and virtual reality.

We’ve compiled six common myths around the role of text in augmented and virtual environments and reasons why these challenges don’t hold true.

Good Type part 10: Good type can stretch.

Choosing a typeface to represent a brand's voice isn't an easy decision, and it becomes more complicated when companies have to factor in the future. Type offers brands an immense amount of value, but it needs to be able to stretch.

Good Type part 9: Good type has secrets.

Much like people, typefaces are multifaceted. They can be practical and straightforward, or they can be expressive and full of contrast, depending on how they're used. Making the most of a typeface means knowing how to unlock its secrets.

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?

Good Type part 6: Good type is a team player.

Pairing typefaces is one of the more challenging tasks a typographer faces. This installment of Good Type examines the different ways designers can pair fonts.

Good Type part 5: Good type is family.

A good typographic system is like a family—and just like people, it comes in all shapes and sizes, allowing it to address a range of design requirements.

Typography Dilemma: Choosing Custom, Modified, or Library Type.

Choosing the right typeface can be a daunting task for any brand. We explored this topic in greater detail during a panel discussion at this year's Adobe MAX.

OpenType walkthrough: How to use figure styles in Illustrator.

When designing with type, the use of numbers can take a layout from good to great. Here's how to use them to the best of their ability.

Good Type part 4: Good type can fly solo.

When it comes to the display fonts, there's more freedom to experiment and play. Not just with the type itself, but with people's expectations.

Good Type, part 3: Good type reads to you.

Conveying a clear message means using a typeface that's effortless to read. This installment of the Good Type series examines which factors affect readability.

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.