Type resources for designers and brand owners

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Why creativity matters during uncertainty.

See how designers have stepped up in creative ways to visualize messages of hope, community, and caring for all.

What should brands know about variable fonts?

Learn how variable fonts can help brands looking to distinguish themselves in the modern marketplace.

Font engineering and the importance of what you can't see.

Fonts are more than a pretty face. Underneath their polished surface is an intricate array of data and functionality that few people ever see. Yet this hidden world is integral to the reliability, performance and appearance of a font.

Fontsmith arrives in the Monotype library.

Fontsmith's roster of typefaces, along with its years or experience and expertise, are part of the Monotype library and available for all Mosaic customers.

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?

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.

Font licensing, simplified.

Simplified font licensing

Font licensing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s everything you need to know about font licenses: What they are, how they work, and why you need them.

Font engineering and the importance of what you can't see.

Fonts are more than a pretty face. Underneath their polished surface is an intricate array of data and functionality that few people ever see. Yet this hidden world is integral to the reliability, performance and appearance of a font.

Monotype Acquires Fontsmith

We’ve long admired the incredible work of Fontsmith Founder Jason Smith and his team of designers, and we’re proud to welcome them to the Monotype family.

The secrets and subtleties of handwriting fonts.

Out of all the thousands of fonts in the world, handwriting fonts are a category unto themselves. But even within that seemingly narrow niche, there is a range of styles that reflects the variations and subtle differences found in actual handwriting. 

Typography terms and definitions.

From alternates to X-height, this list of typography terms and definitions covers just about everything you'd want to know about fonts and typography.

Veto Sans and the art and craft of Marco Ganz

“Typeface design is not an art. It’s a craft,” says Marco Ganz, the designer of Veto Sans. “People are familiar with letters. Letters have a purpose. Art has no purpose beyond making people think or wonder.”

Brand Talks Connections London: Looking back to move forward

Our last Brand Talks event of the year focused on insights gained from the best in branding from 2019, and the emerging brand and design trends for 2020.

How to keep your brand aligned along an ever-evolving customer journey.

Modern brands are not static, stationary objects. Today’s brands need to be agile and adaptable, permanently poised to respond to shifts in consumer expectations, emerging technology, and opportunities in other regions and languages.

What should brands know about variable fonts?

Learn how variable fonts can help brands looking to distinguish themselves in the modern marketplace.

Brands built for the future: A recap of Brand Talks London 2019

Brand Talks featured speakers from leading global brands and agencies who discussed the primary factors influencing brand identity in a modern world.