Tag: Type design

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Creative Characters S3 E15: Talking shop with David Berlow, type hero and font technology pioneer.

David Berlow has been at the forefront of type design, publishing, and technology for 45 years. In this week’s episode Tom Rickner, the Senior Director of the Studio at Monotype, sits down with Berlow. Tune in to hear the two reminisce, talk shop, and explore Berlow’s influences, predictions, and perspectives on mentorship and team building.  

Letters of likeness. A custom typeface for the National Portrait Gallery.

In early autumn of 2022, EDIT invited Monotype to partner on one of London’s most anticipated rebrands, the refurbished National Portrait Gallery which is home to some of the world’s most iconic and progressive portraits. Read on for the full customer story. 

Erwin Hines

Creative Characters S3 E14: From Basquiat to branding: how Erwin Hines creates space for community, dialogue, and collective liberation.

Kent Yoshimura

Creative Characters S3 E13: Chasing dreams and making them real with muralist Kent Yoshimura.

Creative Characters S3 E14: From Basquiat to branding: how Erwin Hines creates space for community, dialogue, and collective liberation.

Erwin Hines designs and produces intentionally crafted garments and hosts in-person events at Future is Color’s mixed-use studio in San Diego, California, focused on the mission of building accessible space for intentional conversation around collective liberation. Listen to his podcast episode for more.

Creative Characters S3 E13: Chasing dreams and making them real with muralist Kent Yoshimura.

Throughout his life, Kent has illustrated for children’s books, recorded music for film and television, made a couple of documentaries, designed immersive experiences, built a thriving business, painted numerous beautiful murals, and so much more. Listen to his podcat episode for more.

Creative Characters S3 E12: From magazine to brand design with Warby Parker's Sarah Olin.

As Art Director at Warby Parker, Sarah Olin works on everything from retail design to TV commercials to fashion campaigns. Her story is one of adaptability, and with the design landscape rapidly changing, it feels fitting for the moment. Listen to her podcast episode for more.

Creative Characters S3 E11: Goodbye, zombie bosses: Making WFH work for creatives with Upwork's Patrick Holly.

Upwork Executive Creative Director Patrick Holly joins us this week to talk about the benefits and challenges remote work presents for creatives, how he keeps his global team connected and fulfilled, and why the days of “adult daycare” and ‘butts in seats” should be relegated to the history books for good.

Creative Characters S3 E11: Goodbye, zombie bosses: Making WFH work for creatives with Upwork's Patrick Holly.

Upwork Executive Creative Director Patrick Holly joins us this week to talk about the benefits and challenges remote work presents for creatives, how he keeps his global team connected and fulfilled, and why the days of “adult daycare” and ‘butts in seats” should be relegated to the history books for good.

Scott Walker

Creative Characters S3 E10: Finding the “feels” with Picsart’s Scott Walker.

Creative Characters S3 E10: Finding the “feels” with Picsart’s Scott Walker.

In this week’s episode, Monotype’s Bill Connolly sits down with Scott Walker, Executive Creative Director at Picsart, to learn about his own design process, which began in a print shop and has led him to work with some of the world’s most popular brands.

Studios we love: the stories of CoType, Naïma Ben Ayed Bureau, and XYZ Type

Creative Characters S3 E9: Studios we love: the stories of CoType, Naïma Ben Ayed Bureau, and XYZ Type.

Creative Characters S3 E9: Studios we love: the stories of CoType, Naïma Ben Ayed Bureau, and XYZ Type.

This week’s episode is a triple threat. Monotype Executive Creative Directors Charles, Phil, and Tom spoke with Jesse Ragan and Ben Kiel of XYZ Type, Mark Bloom of CoType, and Naïma Ben Ayed Bureau, respectively, highlighting some of our favorite studios and designers making great type today.

Foundry Stories. From Monotype Fonts.

If you’re here, you likely use, appreciate, and maybe even love type. You might have a favorite (or least favorite) font. Like any good piece of art, each font has an origin, a story, and a team of passionate creators that brought it to life. How much do you know about the designers and creators of those letterforms? Hear from some of our favorite designers about how they got started, what inspires their work, and how Monotype helps deliver their designs to your screens.

Exploring all things novel and familiar with Mark Simonson

Creative Characters S3 E7: Exploring all things novel and familiar with Mark Simonson.