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Akira Kobayashi To Receive Type Directors Club’s Prestigious TDC Medal

Akira Kobayashi To Receive Type Directors Club’s Prestigious TDC Medal

The ocean gives you a clean slate, an opportunity to try again.

The ocean gives you a clean slate, an opportunity to try again.

Meet the 2021 Beatrice Warde Scholarship recipient: Ximena Amaya.

We recently caught up with Ximena Amaya, a young designer who is currently interning at Pentagram. Ximena talked about her own bold and sometimes rebellious design style, her passion for the feminist movement in her home country of Mexico, and how design can be used as a communication tool.

Meet the 2021 Adé Hogue Scholarship recipient: Sakinah Bell.

In a recent interview with Monotype, Sakinah Bell, discussed how creative work has provided an outlet to improve her mental health as well as to process current events. Bell described her colorful, bold use of hand-drawn type, her senior thesis focused on metamorphosis, as well as the personal significance of winning the scholarship after overcoming many of life’s hardships.

Shorai Sans

New from the Monotype Studio, Shorai Sans is a contemporary Japanese sans serif designed by Creative Type Director, Akira Kobayashi; type Designer, Ryota Doi; and  typography legend, Yukihiro Nakamura. 

A day in the life of type.

Have you ever thought about how many times a day you interact with type? A lot of the time, that type is our type.

How a Move to Monotype Fonts Modernized Bauer’s Font Technology.

Bauer Media Group, an international multi-business company with hundreds of digital and print properties, implemented Monotype Fonts to serve fonts to hundreds of teams and thousands of employees across the world.

Creative Characters Ep. 20. Adam Weiler.

In this week’s episode, Monotype Type Director, Terrance Weinzierl has an inspiring conversation with designer, educator, and design thinker, Adam Weiler, who currently leads the social innovation program at Steelcase, a furniture company founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Creative Characters Ep. 19: Chelsea Goldwell.

In this episode, our own Bill Connolly is joined by Chelsea Goldwell, partner and creative director at Zero Studios, a digitally-native branding studio. Goldwell reflects on her trajectory in design and shares her perspectives on finding balance in this era of intense work.  

Creative Characters Ep. 18: Dave Addey.

In our eighteenth episode, Terrance Weinzierl, Creative Type Director at Monotype, talks with Dave Addey, author of Typeset in the Future. Dave work explores type and design choices in sci-fi movies, a fun crossover that has drawn a remarkably big audience.

Cotford takes you places: A soulful, contemporary  serif typeface for the digital age.

New from the Monotype Studio, Cotford is a contemporary serif from Creative Type Director, Tom Foley. Cotford is available as a variable font and as 16 static weights, including  Display and Text styles. Cotford is available to all Montoype Fonts customers and can also be purchased at MyFonts. 

Creative Characters Ep. 17: Ellen Lupton.

In our this week’s episode, Monotype’s Brand Designer, Marie Boulanger talks with Ellen Lupton, writer, curator, educator, and designer. They discuss her recent book, Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers, and Lupton’s mission to democratize type through teaching, collaborating, and writing. 

Creative Characters Ep. 16: Tyler Haughey.

In our sixteenth episode, we talk with Tyler Haughey, a photographer whose work highlights otherwise unseen details of Jersey shore beach towns in the off-season. He discusses the creative influence of having a father who was a sign painter, as well as the nature of memory and how signage and décor help anchor experiences in our minds.  

Creative Characters Ep. 15: James Horwitz.

This week, Creative Type Director Charles Nix talks to James Horowitz during a London heatwave about the lessons he learned from founding a design agency, his approach to guiding clients through the creative process, and the impact of Instagram and social media on branding and design.

Monotype welcomes Hoefler&Co to our family.

Monotype announces the acquisition of Hoefler&Co, one of the premier names in type design.

Creative Characters Ep. 14: Landland.

This week’s guests are Jessica Seamans and Dan Black, who together comprise Landland. We discuss their early days of going to (and playing in) DIY punk shows, how screenprinting keeps you humble, and the evolving relationship between music and the art of the poster.

Creative Characters Ep. 12: James Edmondson.

In our twelfth episode, Creative Type Director Charles Nix speaks with James Edmondson, founder of OH no Type Company in California. James shares how he got his start in typography, as well as his perspective on designing a fulfilling creative career.

Type Trends: 2021 and Beyond

After a year like no other, and with an ever-changing future ahead, it is truly an exciting time for the creative industry. Join Charles Nix and Phil Garnham from the Monotype Studio for an in-depth look at the typographic trends that have emerged from this experience.