Type resources for designers and brand owners

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From Neue to Now.

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.

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?

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.

In our on-demand era, creative asset licensing is more challenging than ever.

It’s safe to say that few people, if any, set out to commit copyright infringement. The reality is that most individuals and brands fully intend to pay.

Good Type series

Good Type, part 1: Good type respects its elders.

This first installment of the Good Type series shows how traces of the same forms and styles emerge again and again as fonts are created or revived.

Good Type, part 2: Good type has a voice.

If fonts could speak, what would they say? The second installment of our Good Type series looks at how the fonts you choose impact the voice of your brand.

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.

Where digital and physical meet: The future of retail.

The idea of brick and mortar stores has been a hot topic lately. Are they dying? Thriving? Whatever you believe, they’re changing, with an eye toward digital.

Behind the font: Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio.

Behind the font highlights the people and process behind the fonts you love and use. This installment features Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio.

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.

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?

Read our eBook: How to win the in-car technology race

Building in-car technology that offers a balance of information and entertainment is critical for today’s auto suppliers. Drivers expect car HMIs that are on par with their smartphone screens. Our new ebook highlights areas you can’t ignore if you want to deliver a seamless experience.

A Recap of Adobe MAX 2019

Last week, thousands of designers, producers, and creatives descended upon Los Angeles for Adobe MAX, which brings together the creative community for hands-on workshops, inspirational keynotes, and updates on the latest in technology.

Marketing in the age of authenticity.

Monotype's VP of Marketing, Alice Palmer, spoke at AMA Marketing Week Live about the role of persona-based marketing in building a customer-centric experience.

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?