Monotype has added a number of new typefaces to its Library, including a design that blends geometric and calligraphic tones, a playful and energetic brush script, a serif typeface made for easy reading, a friendly and flexible sans serif design and a face that straddles the line between serif and sans serif.
"The latest designs added to the library give creatives even more typographical options to help set their work apart-no matter the application, product or assignment," commented Tom Rickner, director of Monotype Studio Design. "While we're well known for projects like the Helvetica Now and Walbaum typefaces, these original typefaces showcase the wide range of innovative styles and designs available from our Studio team and designer partners."
Carnero: A Hybrid of Precise Geometry and Calligraphic Energy
The Carnero typeface is a feisty hybrid of precise geometry and calligraphic flair. Drawn by Steve Matteson for the Monotype Studio, and with a name inspired by the Colorado landscape, the Carnero design's versatility is its strength. From digital ads and applications to packaging and branding, the typeface is comfortable and contemporary. The lightest and boldest weights create inviting headlines, while the middleweights read well for body copy. Used together, they build a lively brand and a clear typographical hierarchy. The Carnero family is a compact collection of six distinct weights, ranging from an engaging light to an authoritative black, each with an italic counterpart. Its extended Latin character set helps ensure worry-free localization for Eastern and Western European languages.
Monarda: A Fresh Take on the Loud and Splashy Brush Scripts of the 1950s
Named for a riotous bright red flower that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, the Monarda typeface is a rare combination of flamboyance and effortless beauty. Designed by the Monotype Studio's Terrance Weinzierl, it's energetic, playful and equally at home in hardcopy headlines as it is in interactive banners. In addition to the basic alphabet, OpenType fonts of the Monarda design are also awash in super-sized swash caps, contextual alternate characters and ligatures. Drawn for print, the design's robust x-height, open counters and wide apertures also make the typeface screen-friendly. It is suited for a wide variety of food and lifestyle applications as well as travel, stationery, packaging, advertising and product branding.
Mundo Serif: Created for Comfortable Reading on Screen and in Print
With designs drawn specifically for comfortable reading in everything from on-screen digital content to print in periodicals and books, the Mundo Serif typeface is ready to take on just about any project. Carl Crossgrove of the Monotype Studio drew the suite of typefaces to complement his Mundo Sans family's classic humanistic design traits-and added a subtle modern influence. Restrained stroke modulation, generous counters, a commanding x-height and tall ascenders ensure that content set in Mundo Serif fonts is both legible and easy on the eyes. While primarily designed for text copy in print and on screen, the typeface becomes a powerful display type tool in the lightest and boldest weights. Headlines, navigational links and banners are naturals for this versatile collection of typefaces. The Mundo Serif design is available in nine weights, each with an italic companion.
FF Infra: A Friendly, Inviting and Multi-Talented Sans Serif Family
Whether long blocks of editorial text, or snackable copy in web pages and blog posts, the 20 fonts that make up Gabriel Richter's FF Infra family are easy on the eyes in both print and digital environments. A generous lowercase x-height, open counters and subtle graduations between family weights make for a family that is at home in a wide range of sizes. FF Infra is available in 10 weights, ranging from a delicate light to a commanding black, each with an italic companion. OpenType Pro fonts of FF infra have an extended character set supporting most Central European and many Eastern European languages, in addition to providing for the automatic insertion of ligatures and fractions. Each font also contains four sets of figures and a bevy of arrows that are ideal for wayfinding and similar infographic projects.
Amrys: A Quirky Yet Confident Design That Lives Between Serif and San Serif
The Amrys typeface by Ben Jones of the Monotype Studio offers a confidently unusual alternative to more conventional designs. Its charm lies in its tapering tips, flexing stems and unexpected notches, which combine to suggest something of the chiseller's tool at work. As a modulated serif, its letter shapes live between serif and sans serif, lending the design a sense of pleasing irregularity-which is especially highlighted at larger sizes. The Amrys typeface features an extensive and impressive character set. In addition to Latin, the family covers several scripts including Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Armenian. The family includes eight weights, from Light to Black, with matching italics.
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