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A new report from the Brand Perfect™ initiative by Monotype reveals the need for brands and technology providers to collaborate with global publishers, enabling all parties to harness the growth opportunities that a “cross-platform” approach to advertising could bring.
Monotype teamed up with Google to offer versions of Google Web fonts designed for print. Users of Google Fonts can now work with free, desktop versions of Google Web fonts accessed through Monotype’s patent-pending SkyFonts™ technology, which enables cloud-based access to OpenType® fonts.
The Unit Gothic series was released by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. in 1907. This sans serif family features one of the first multi width/weight type 'systems', anticipating the Univers font system by 50 years. This set of 7 fonts was designed to aid in press room efficiency and its incremental variation in widths gave poster printers unprecedented flexibility in fitting copy while using consistently harmonious fonts.
This HWT release is the first ever digital version of these fonts. Each font contains 600 glyphs including Greek and Cyrillic character sets as well as alternate characters which are based on the actual special character production patterns from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum collection.
Today, Monotype announced the release of a collection of typefaces designed for digital reading environments, including e-books, web content, mobile applications, digital publications and online newspapers. Device manufacturers, digital publishers and Web designers can now turn to a selection that includes some of the most popular text faces used in print – designed and tuned for exceptional readability on e-readers, tablets, smartphones and other web-enabled devices.
Monotype’s initial collection includes multiple weights of nine typeface families, designated for digital publishing:
The Republic Gothic series was among the last original wood type designs manufactured by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. It was first shown in Hamilton's New Gothic Faces in Wood Type (c. 1920). The design features a sans-serif style reminiscent of brush-formed letters popular with sign painters of the era.
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is still accepting programming proposals for its fifteenth annual conference. TypeCon2013 will take place August 21st – 25th in the City of Roses — Portland, Oregon.
We are currently accepting proposals for contemporary and historical presentations and panel discussions, focused hands-on workshops in both the digital and non-digital realms, and a variety of programming for the Type & Design Education Forum and other special events.
Arabesque and Bon Air, two alphabets from two different centuries, are not what most people immediately think of when they think "wood type". These quirky script fonts simulate hand lettering from very different eras and are now brought into the digital age for the first time ever. A third font, Catchwords , brings a classic printshop resource into the digital designer's toolbox.
Detailed information regarding these releases, including the "Making Of The Font" feature, can be found at the Hamilton Wood Type Foundry website: here.
Fonts.com has redefined its Professional Fonts.com Web Fonts plans to make them more affordable, while adding a free Typecast subscription (worth $29 per month). The new professional plans start at just $40 per month and include 1 million page views per month, but additional page-view packages are available, as needed.
Designed by Franck Jalleau, Scripto is the fruit of a work on gesture and its resulting trace, along with the research on new rhythms. It steers away from usual cursive typefaces through bold and radical choices.
LTC Athena brings a somewhat "lost" hot-metal typeface back from obscurity into digital Opentype format.
Athena is a rare typeface whose original matrices were destroyed and therefore thought to be lost to time. In the Fall of 2012, printing historian Rich Hopkins contacted P22 type foundry regarding a collection of inked type drawings he had just uncovered from his acquisition of the Baltimore base "Baltotype" company some 20 years ago. The Athena drawings included a full upper and lower case set, numerals, basic punctuation and alternate forms of some letters.
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has announced the commercial launch of its Typecast™ application, a browser-based tool for designing Web pages with Web fonts.
The Typecast application launches commercially after a year and a half in private and public beta programs, bringing the design community a tool that helps to save time and create better quality Web typography.
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has released a new cloud-based technology that allows support for advanced, OpenType features in all popular browsers that support Web fonts and HTML5. Available to all subscribers of Monotype’s Fonts.com Web Fonts service, the first-of-its kind capability enables Web designers to use discretionary ligatures, small caps, fractions and other typographic features available in OpenType fonts, regardless of whether full, native support for OpenType features is available through the browser.
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the fourth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The award is targeted at young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The purpose of the award is to act as a catalyst in the career of a young person who does not yet have broad exposure in the profession.
Monotype has announced the commercial release of its SkyFonts™ service, a revolutionary system that enables typographic experimentation by allowing users to try or rent fully functional fonts. SkyFonts debuts with an inventory of more than 8,000 fonts.
Users can try fonts for free for up to five minutes within any desktop application or spend credits to rent fonts for as long as they’re needed. When the trial or rental period expires or if the fonts are not renewed, they’re removed automatically from the user’s system.
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The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that Portland, Oregon, has been selected as host city for TypeCon2013. Thanks to the top notch crew of local typophiles who have been instrumental in helping us bring TypeCon to The City of Roses.
TypeCon2013 will take place August 21st – 25th at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. A discounted room rate will once again be available to TypeCon attendees. Details regarding conference registration and hotel reservations will be posted as they become available.
While initially conceived for newspaper text, Quiosco has also found gainful employment in a variety of magazines — Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Outside, and The Hollywood Reporter, to name-drop just a few.
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Buffalo, NY USA- November 2, 2012
The Hamilton Wood Type Foundry announces two new fonts- HWT Antique Tuscan No. 9 and HWT Borders One…and a newly redesigned HWT Foundry site.
HWT Antique Tuscan No. 9 is a very condensed 19th century Tuscan style wood type design with a full character set and ligatures. This design was first shown by Wm H Page Co in 1859 and is the first digital version of this font to include a lowercase and extended European character set.
Monotype and MIT AgeLab co-present at Telematics Munich 2012 on the Impact of Typeface on Driver Demand. Monotype Imaging is a Gold sponsor of Telematics Munich 2012– Europe’s largest telematics conference, Oct. 29-30, at Munich Hilton Park Hotel.
Can certain typefaces mitigate driver distraction? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab and the New England University Transportation Center set out to find the answer along with Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices. Initial results of an exploratory study show that certain type styles can reduce glance time – the time away from watching the road when driving while interacting with in-vehicle displays.
The Brand Perfect Tour London – Adventures in Retail is back in town for the third time. This Think Tank and Master Class will be held at the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) on 11th October and will address the issues retailers are facing when attempting to create and deliver multi-channel experiences. Delegates will discover how brands such as John Lewis and McDonald's are faring in an increasingly technology driven environment, where they have found success and the challenges they have faced.