Monotype Introduces Mosaic Platform Enhancements and Neue Frutiger World Typeface for Global Branding; Plans Font Discovery Technology Preview for Adobe MAX

Brand Leaders from Saatchi & Saatchi, Hearst Magazines Digital Media and Thumbtack to Join Type Designers from the Monotype Studio to Discuss Type Strategies in Adobe MAX Session

Akira Kobayashi, Type Director APAC, Monotype (Photo: Business Wire)

WOBURN, Mass.--()--Monotype (Nasdaq: TYPE) today introduced a variety of new features and designs across its portfolio of type solutions that will be showcased at Adobe® MAX next week. New enhancements to Mosaic™, the company’s innovative font discovery, management, collaboration and workflow solution include: the ability to upload and manage a user’s complete collection of fonts (including non-Monotype fonts), a refreshed user interface and new collaboration features. At next week’s event, Monotype also will preview font discovery technology, a utility that offers a smarter and more innovative alternative to the A-Z font lists found in most creative and enterprise software applications.

Additionally, Monotype introduced the Neue Frutiger World typeface, an expansive family for global branding and corporate identity that supports more than 150 languages. The new Mosaic capabilities, technology preview and the Neue Frutiger World typeface will be featured in Monotype’s booth at Adobe MAX, taking place October 15-17 in Los Angeles.

“Our Mosaic solution is streamlining the way creatives and enterprise organizations discover, manage and deploy type across an organization,” said Scott Landers, President and CEO of Monotype. “With our best-in-class IP at the center of the offering, we’ve taken a giant leap forward in the type industry by wrapping workflow tools and expertise within the heart of a cloud-based software solution, helping to solve many of the common challenges that creatives and enterprises have faced when working with type. With Mosaic, we’re making type an iterative and inspiring part of the branding and design processes.”

Mosaic: New Capabilities Improve Discovery, Collaboration, Management and Distribution of Fonts Across the Enterprise
Responding to feedback from creatives at hundreds of global brands, Monotype is introducing a number of new features to Mosaic. The new features will be available in beta in Q4, and include: the ability for users to upload and manage their complete collection of non-Monotype fonts; a refreshed user interface that improves the creative workflow; and new user management and collaboration features that make it easier for users to share assets across multiple brands and companies.

In addition, new typefaces continue to be added to the Mosaic library, including the Walbaum, Madera, Unitext and Hope Sans designs, among others.

Monotype has also made it easier for brands and agencies to take advantage of the multiple benefits of Mosaic by offering two distinct packages based on specific customer needs: Mosaic Design and Mosaic Design and Deploy.

  • Mosaic Design is for customers looking for creative freedom and an easy way to discover, manage, share and activate fonts across their design workflow. With this option, customers can leverage all of the great features of Mosaic, along with the freedom to create, prototype and test with any fonts in the library.
  • Mosaic Design and Deploy includes all the capabilities of Mosaic Design, plus distribution rights based upon specific customer needs.

Monotype Font Discovery Preview
Monotype will host a technology preview that showcases an innovative and more effective way to discover and use type as part of the everyday desktop workflow. Leveraging a combination of Monotype’s expert curation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Monotype font discovery preview removes the barriers of individual software features by offering useful font choices to creative professionals based on current font selections and projects from sources like the Monotype Library, Adobe Typekit® and Google. With Monotype font discovery, designers will no longer have to spend time sorting through cumbersome A-Z font lists across multiple creative applications to find the best fonts for their projects. The Monotype font discovery utility will also be available as a beta in Q4.

The Neue Frutiger World Typeface: A Timeless, Global Branding and Corporate Identity Solution that Is Functional, Clear and Warm
The Neue Frutiger World typeface is an expansive family of functional, legible and warm fonts that cover more than 150 languages from scripts that include Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai and Vietnamese.

The typeface addresses the need for global branding typefaces–offering a consistent voice across markets, geographies and consumer touchpoints, and a simpler way of licensing global language type families. The Neue Frutiger World family was designed by a large team of designers from the Monotype Studio as well as select external partners, under the leadership of Monotype type director Akira Kobayashi. The family is available in 10 weights from Ultra Light to Extra Black, with matching italics. The collection is one of the most versatile sets of sans serif world fonts available today.

The Neue Frutiger World typeface family is designed for use in branding and corporate identity systems, advertising, signage and wayfinding, in both print and digital environments. It’s equally at home in magazines, books, packaging, collateral and display advertising, as it is on smartphones, tablets, computers and digital billboards.

The typeface pairs with Monotype’s new CJK designs, including M XiangHe Hei for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, Seol Sans for Korean and Tazugane Info for Japanese, which were designed to address brands’ needs to expand into Asian cultures. This extends the success of Monotype’s first Japanese typeface Tazugane Gothic, released in early 2017 and recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Good Design Award. The Good Design Award program honors design that enriches lives and society.

Single weights of the Neue Frutiger World typeface are available for $/€149 or £127 each. The complete typeface family is available for $/€499 or £425.

The typeface is available to customers through Mosaic. Individual font licenses are also available through at an introductory promotion of 50 percent off through November 23, 2018.

Don’t Miss Monotype’s Speaking Session at Adobe MAX – Typography Dilemma: Choosing Between Custom, Modified, and Library Type
Monotype type directors Charles Nix and Steve Matteson will be joined by Jason Schragger, Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi, Theresa Mershon, Creative Director, UX and Product Design of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, and Andrew “AJ” Johnson, Design Manager of Thumbtack to discuss their respective type strategies.

The session, “Typography Dilemma: Choosing Between Custom, Modified, and Library Type,” will explore how these brands determined whether to commission the design of a custom typeface, take an existing one and modify it for their purposes and identity, or select an existing design from a type library. Learn about their creative processes and the impact their decisions had on their brand identities.

The session takes place on Monday, October 15, 1:00-2:15 pm, in JW-Diamond 2.

About Monotype
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Further information is available at Follow Monotype on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Mosaic, Seol Sans and M XiangHe Hei are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.


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Release Summary

Monotype today introduced a variety of new features and designs across its portfolio of type solutions that will be showcased at Adobe MAX.


Andy Rodger, 781-782-9335