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If you’ve hung around any type designers lately (and maybe even some graphic designers), you’ve likely heard of variable fonts. You might not know exactly what they are (more on that shortly) or what they do, but you’ve likely gathered that the design community is pretty excited about them.
You’ve also probably heard that they aren’t quite … ready. That they’re mostly just experimental, a fun toy and nothing more.
Tom Rickner introduces Monotype's first Variable font, available free on GitHub, and shares his research into potential use cases for variable fonts.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SST font tackles a central challenge of branding – universality. The SST superfamily supports more than 90 languages including Japanese, Thai and Arabic.
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 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.
Monotype's Akira Kobayashi worked closely with Sony’s Chief Art Director Hiroshige Fukuhara to create an original typeface ready for nearly 100 languages.
Monotype worked with noted illustrator Sir Quentin Blake and his team to recreate his handwriting as a bespoke typeface.
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.
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.
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.
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.