Interview with Font Designer Linda Hintz

We talked to the German font designer Linda Hintz about her collaboration with Dr. Gerard Unger on the new Demos® Next Condensed styles. We learned how she found the collaboration, what techniques she used to design the font, and what part of the work brought her the most joy.

Read the pleasant interview with the young designer here.

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The TypeSelect text font reference

The Hermann Schmidt Verlag has released a new text font reference, the Type Select. The collection lets you browse a total of 264 classic and current text fonts to find the right typeface. The selection of fonts also incudes, where available, small caps, different number sets and all available font styles. Have fun while rummaging and discovering – or simply being inspired.

Find the Type Select and more information here.


Interview with Helmut Ness

We had an exciting interview with Helmut Ness, one of the two designers responsible for the new Vialog® 1450. In the interview, he describes the working process with his colleague Werner Schneider, how their work was structured and what the biggest challenge was during the creation of Vialog 1450.

You can read the complete interview here.

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Webinar about switching to HTML5 ads

In a nearly one-hour webinar with Theo Skye, Monotype’s Director of Partner Engagement, you’ll learn all there is to know about switching to HTML5 ads, which will help you make even more effective advertising campaigns. If you would like to read the content of this video, there is also a transcript of the webinar on

You can watch the webinar directly here.

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TEDx Talk with font designer Nadine Chahine

“Do we really need more fonts?” – this is one of many questions that Nadine Chahine gets when she talks about her career as a font designer. In her 20-minute TEDx Talk, Chahine talks about these encounters.
The focus of this extremely interesting and authentic talk, however, is Arabic font design. The native Lebanese deals with Arab culture and the two biggest differences of font variants – the classic and quickly read fonts and the modern, elegant calligraphic fonts.

See the talk with Nadine Chahine here.

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Interesting article on web fonts in HTML5 ads

In the “Best Practice” category on, you find an interesting article on the use of web fonts in HTML5 ad campaigns. This information is perfect if you need to use live text for dynamic content for personalization, for example.

Read the full article here.

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“Fonts by Inspiration” Series: Retro Fonts

New month, new theme: this month’s edition of our “Fonts by Inspiration” series on is devoted to retro fonts. Our experts have created a selection of wonderful retro fonts for you to browse and be inspired by.

Find our new “Fonts by Inspiration” feature here.

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The end of flash ads and the new role of HTML5

“You really have to be thinking about a font strategy”, recommends Theo Skye from the Monotype team in a very informative report on HTML5 by author Barry Levine. From June 30 on, Google no longer supports Flash ads. For this reason, you don’t want to miss the valuable tips and information on the end of Flash.

Read the full article on the new role of HTML5 here.

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A typographic journey with the new Posterama – for only $99

American type designer Jim Ford has created a new and interesting super family. The family is based on the idea of a structured sans inspired by striking, characteristic letters from a number of design epochs from 1902 to 2001.
The result: eight display fonts with capital letters – Posterama 1901, Posterama 1913, Posterama 1919, Posterama 1927, Posterama 1933, Posterama 1945, Posterama 1984, Posterama 2001 – and the text font Posterama Text. They are ideally suited for use on posters, signs, packaging designs and in advertising.
In our introductory offer, you can acquire the complete Posterama super family now for only $99. Don’t miss this offer, it is available until July 20.

Find out more about the new Posterama and our offer here.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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New publication: Vialog 1450 for only $99

Vialog® 1450 provides DIN-compliant styles of the Vialog® signalization font. The two font designers Werner Schneider and Helmut Ness collaborated on the optimally legible Vialog 1450, which was designed for accessible reading even under difficult conditions.
Until July 7, you now have the chance to get the complete Vialog 1450 for only $99 in our introductory offer. The family includes the regular and bold weights, each with a genuine italic.

See our feature on the new Vialog 1450 here.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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