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Monotype Imaging is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in font technologies, type design, multilingual font development & licensing and software development for mobile phones. The Monotype Imaging team is renowned for its TrueType and OpenType font expertise, and can tune fonts for on-screen legibility in Microsoft Windows as well as Digital TV, Set Top Boxes, Mobile Phones, Game Consoles, Embedded Systems, Consumer Electronics and other devices.

Happy Holidays from Monotype Imaging

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From the entire team at Monotype Imaging, we want to send you our sincere wishes for a joyous holiday season and a very happy 2011.
The above image is featured on this year's Ascender holiday card. It was letterpress printed with love & care by Judith Berliner and her team at Full Circle Press. The image of the initial letter T was drawn by Frederic W. Goudy. Goudy Forum Pro and Goudy Fleurons were designed by Fred Goudy and digitally revived by Steve Matteson and Tom Rickner. Typography by Steve Matteson.


Ascender Corp Aquired by Monotype Imaging

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On December 8, 2010, Monotype Imaging announced the acquisition of Ascender Corp. We’re excited to be part of the Monotype Imaging team, as they have the same passion for type design and solving challenging font problems as we do.

This acquisition represents a continued commitment to provide the finest quality font development and licensing to Ascender’s customers. By combining Ascender’s expertise in type design, font engineering and multilingual font development with Monotype Imaging’s team of experienced professionals and renowned typefaces, we’re able to offer an unparalleled suite of font products and services to meet our customers needs.

Starting today, our customers will now have access to a more robust and comprehensive offering of typeface designs including the thousands of typefaces available in the esteemed Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface collections. In addition we will be able to offer a broader range of font technology products, all supported by an industry leading team of font development professionals.

By enriching our offering of typefaces and deepening our design expertise, this union will allow us to strengthen our ability to combine technology with design to help the world communicate.

Read the full news release.