Type resources for designers and brand owners

Tag: Web design

18 articles

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?

Find “your type”

Choosing the right font for your next project is more than just an aesthetic decision. Brands have numerous factors to consider, from price to deadlines to the importance of being unique, all of which influence the selection process.

When type goes tiny

Tiny type poses a big design challenge. “Micro type”—typically under 10 point—is a fast-growing part of our collective reading diet. Whether in eBooks, smart watches, package labeling, or any number of “micro type” environments, when letterforms become smaller, spacing gets tight, details get lost, and forms blend together. The resulting legibility issues can make for a frustrating reading experience.

Variable Fonts: making the promise a reality.

Bob Taylor, Monotype’s Font Technologies Director, offers his views on the promise of Variable Fonts and shares how Monotype and the tech industry are bringing this promise to reality.  He shares a few Variable Font tests gone wrong, what we are learning, and introduces the newest Variable Font from Monotype.

WOFF 2.0 and the rise of web fonts.

With progress being made on the WOFF 2.0 working draft, our Senior Technology Strategist Vladimir Levantovsky discusses its development.

The evolution of typography with variable fonts.

With the emergence of variable fonts, design no longer has to be traded for page speed. See how this new technology can transform how we think about web design.

SST: a font for everywhere.

The SST font tackles a central challenge of branding – universality. The SST superfamily supports more than 90 languages including Japanese, Thai and Arabic.

From Neue to Now: How Helvetica evolved for the 21st century.

Designers and studios might be deeply familiar with Neue Helvetica, but it’s the product of a pre-digital era. Here are four reasons why it’s time to switch.

The challenging game of designing for sports.

The World Cup is back, and all eyes are zeroed in on the best football ... jersey fonts? We examine the tall task of designing for the world of sport.

One typeface, 93 languages for Sony.

Monotype's Akira Kobayashi worked closely with Sony’s Chief Art Director Hiroshige Fukuhara to create an original typeface ready for nearly 100 languages.

Type with heart for Southwest Airlines.

Monotype and Lippincott worked closely with Southwest Airlines to craft an authentic typographic voice that formed the center of a fresh new identity.

A bespoke handwriting typeface for Sir Quentin Blake.

Monotype worked with noted illustrator Sir Quentin Blake and his team to recreate his handwriting as a bespoke typeface.

Simplified font licensing for Scotiabank.

Scotiabank has long used Frutiger as its brand font. But as they expanded to new digital channels and regions, font licensing became too complex. Until now.

Premier League: a brand identity that works hard, plays hard.

One of the best rebrands of 2016, the new Premier League identity features a typeface that performs confidently from screens and jerseys to TV and league tables.

More than 800 languages in a single typeface: creating Noto for Google.

A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters for users worldwide.

Creative freedom and digital flexibility for Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

Hearst Media has dozens of iconic titles. Learn how Monotype helped them evolve to meet the demands of a growing digital audience by offering more design flexibility and freedom.

Introducing Johnston100.

Transport for London commissioned Monotype to remaster the 100-year-old Johnston typeface.

Fashion-forward fonts for H&M.

The H&M custom font family speaks stylishly across all brand communications— from large in-store graphics to smaller type for their website.