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.

Monotype Imaging is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of ATypI Hong Kong 2012, the annual conference presented by ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), Oct. 10–14. Several of our resident type experts from around the world will be sharing their knowledge and skills. Come by and join us as we take a look at Web fonts, Japanese typographic history, new automotive type trends and so much more.

We are proud to announce the long anticipated release of the Cyrillic extension for our award-winning typeface Adelle. As its Latin sister, Adelle Cyrillic is intended for multi-purpose editorial use, providing robustness and personality. To guarantee consistency throughout the two scripts they share proportions, colour and general features without stepping beyond typographic acceptance. Please contact us if you own Adelle and would like to upgrade to the Cyrillic version.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands - September 13, 2012

The new type foundry is the collaboration of Dutch designers René Knip and Janno Hahn. This collection of digital typefaces is borne from their professional practice. 25 OpenType fonts and families, which have roots in their joint design work, were specifically designed for use in architectural lettering and environmental graphics. Their extensive expertise in these fields enabled René Knip and Janno Hahn to create workhorse faces of a singular originality – practical, visually striking and perfectly legible. The advantage of having the alphabets as digital fonts instead of hand-drawn letters is that text can be composed quickly and easily, and subsequent editing is effortless. The alphabets are conceived to be physically cut, drilled, cast, routed, etc. in a variety of materials. Each font can be reproduced as physical text with the least possible effort, both in materials and tools. Once they enter the physical world, the letters resist degradation from the elements or vandalism very well. This collection is an invaluable asset for architectural projects, environmental design, street furniture, interior design, public art, signage, etc.

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P22 type foundry and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum are proud to announce a partnership that brings 19th Century ingenuity into relevance with the latest online technologies. This joint venture, known as the "Hamilton Wood Type Foundry" (HWT), will see a large collection of wood type designs converted into digital fonts that can be used with the latest Webfont CSS and Opentype programming abilities. P22 is working with the Hamilton Museum and other collections of scarce printed specimens as well as actual wood type to render these classic designs into fully functioning computer fonts.

A practical sans serif need not appear dry, constructed, or derivative. It can excel in its sensible role and yet possess a distinct flair. Iskra (spark or flash) is a new sans serif designed by Tom Grace.

The pewter pitcher that inspired much of Dwiggins’ most creative work disappeared in the 1990s and was feared lost forever, but it recently came up for auction. Two Boston book artists bought it to save it from going into a private collection. Please help with fundraising so it can have a place of honor in the Dwiggins Collection at the Boston Public Library.

I just published a blog post about my awesome summer in the Type@Cooper Condensed certificate program at the Cooper Union in New York City

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--View images: visit is proud to announce two new releases – the JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver typeface families – by Monotype Imaging designer Terrance Weinzierl. Commissioned as companions to Nancy Sharon Collins’ new book The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery, these fonts are FREE for download from Simply add to your cart and enjoy.

Looking for a challenge? Want cool, free, type stuff? Test your “metal” at the 2012 TypeCon Typographic Quiz.

Monotype Imaging is pleased to be a sponsor of TypeCon2012 – the annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA). Several of our resident type experts from around the world will be sharing their knowledge and skills. Come by and join us as we take a look at Arabic typography, rare stockpiles of British typographic history, new aviation type trends for cockpit navigation and so much more.

Here are our Typecon2012’s “not to miss” highlights:

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25% off all Houschka fonts at G-Type

To celebrate the Olympics we’re offering a chunky 25% discount off all Houschka font packs and single fonts until August 12th when the curtain comes down on the London 2012 games.
Choose between original Houschka Pro, Houschka Rounded or the more corporate and businesslike Houschka Alt Pro.

All Houschka OpenType Pro fonts contain extended character sets which include contextual alternates, ligatures, extra stylistic sets, small caps and multiple figure options, plus support for Central European and Cyrillic languages in addition to the Western set.

ISIA Urbino Type Design Week 2012 is approaching. With Erik van Blokland, Jonathan Pierini and Albert Pinggera as visiting lecturer. Opening on Sunday July 29 to August 3. There are still same places availabe and we are looking foward to welcome you in the beautiful Urbino, in Italy. Have a look at the official web page and get in touch!

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The Neue Aachen design offers dramatic improvements to a small display typeface family, making it even more powerful. “Despite its limited range of sizes, Aachen has been a surprisingly popular design,” says Jim Wasco, the designer of the new interpretation. “I knew that additional weights would expand the reach of the face even further.” The Neue Aachen family is the result of Wasco’s drive to make something very good, better.

Sirba, a robust typefamily by Nicolien van der Keur, for complex text environments, now offers even more possibilities. The recent update includes a full set of phonetic symbols, designed upon request for the use in dictionaries, and the extension to polytonic Greek. Although the historical way of writing Latin and Greek is very different from each other, the Greek is designed to harmonize well when used together with the Latin. Irene Vlachou and Gerry Leonidas assisted the development of Sirba polytonic Greek with their professional expertise.

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Show off your new faces at TypeCon!

Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2012, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados.

Typefaces that have been created, published, or significantly updated between June 2011 and July 2012 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs showcasing typefaces in use will be accepted. Please review the submission guidelines for complete details.

The submission deadline is July 27th, 2012.

The Society of Typographic Aficionados will once again be holding its annual silent auction during TypeCon2012 — raising funds for their various educational and community activities. We are looking for any typographic trinkets, knickknacks, bibelots, ornaments, baubles, objet d’art, collector’s items, rarities, curiosities, oddities, kickshaws, or tchotchkes that you’re ready to part with. Donating them to the auction and share your exceptional taste with other type aficionados and collectors. It’s also a perfect way to clear space on your shelves for new collectables. Above all, you’re helping support a great cause.

Skolar Devanagari - A typeface for complex typography

Skolar Devanagari, the latest addition to the Skolar family, is a collaboratiion of David Březina and Vaibhav Singh. It has been designed as a companion to the Latin keeping the nuances and characteristics of the Devanagari script foremost while providing a complementary design for multi-script typography. Primarily intended as a robust, energetic text typeface, Skolar Devanagari addresses the needs of serious typography. At the same time it furnishes the designer with the hallmark versatility of the family in display sizes.

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ISIA Type Design Week 2012


ISIA Urbino Type Design Week is a one week intense course which will take place between the 29th of July and the 3th of August at ISIA (High Institute for Applied Arts), in the Renaissance city of Urbino in Italy.

For one week the students will be guided by proven professionals in the development of a type design/lettering project. An interesting programme will provide the participants with background information addressing discourses and techniques of type design and the design of letters as a critical design process.

Join Monotype Imaging at Boston's HOW Design Live conference Sunday, June 24, at 9:00am EDT for a presentation by some of the typographic industry’s leading designers. Topics to be addressed will range from type voice and trends to designing for the mobile screen. See you Sunday at Typographic Hat Trick - Three Designers, Three Perspectives.

Biome is also a much larger family than when it was first released by Carl Crossgrove two years ago. Now a super family of impressive proportions, here's what’s New Biome

The Eaglefeather font family is based on the alphabet designed by the master architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, for the Eaglerock project in 1922. In 1998, in conjunction with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesen West, P22 released the FLLW Eaglefeather Set, an adaptation of the font that included a set of extras and other type-savvy features. In 1999, the font was further expanded with a light version as well as small caps and a unique informal version in three weights- Regular, Light and Bold. P22 FLLW Eaglefeather Pro completes the family with the addition of two new weights, Hairline and Black, and adds new language support for Greek, Cyrillic and full Pan-European Latin plus OpenType features available for all pro styles. In all, the NEW Eaglefeather Pro Family contains 15 full-featured, OpenType fonts plus 20 basic styles.

The Power of the Engine

Victorian revivals and inspirations often seize on the period’s tendency toward florid decoration. However, the times were also the final surge of the industrial revolution, a time that witnessed the ultimate development in steam, diesel and oil: engines of all kinds. Engine Nine captures the nitty-gritty of a hard-boned indomitable age, boundless in its faith in the technologies of iron and steel, tempered by half-remembered neo-classical details such as the verticality of neo-gothic windows, and finely detailed finials. It’s all here in the brute strength of the verticals, the blackness of the tight setting, the contrasting delicacy of the terminal serifs.

All-In-One Type Solution Brings High-Quality Customization to Android Devices

WOBURN, Mass., May 29, 2012 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has released a suite of software designed to transform the Google Android™ 4.0 user experience. Monotype’s Type Enhancements for Android enables device manufacturers to tailor their products using high-quality typefaces, comprehensive multilingual support and advanced font technologies.

A new typeface designed by British type designer Philip Kelly.
Although Fantail is caps only, there is an extensive character count and you can set in the French, German and Spanish languages.

The design has echoes of Art Deco with a touch of the Arts and Crafts movement.

On 24 May, Russia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and other countries that follow Eastern Ortodox tradition, celebrate Saints Cyril and Methodius day. This day also commemorates the invention of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets.

Similarly to the last year we have decided to do a sale of all our Cyrillic and PE fonts and this year we added a presale of our upcoming face Sutturah Cyrillic as an extra bonus. Use the code 1111aa4 during checkout in our e-shop to get 31 % discount on all fonts containing Cyrillic*. The offer ends on 31 May 12:00 PM CET.

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