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Variable fonts will change the way you look at type. No, literally! They will change the way you see and use type in truly amazing ways. In this session, Monotype Creative Type Director Charles Nix will demonstrate how new variable font technology will enable designers to create with exciting, engaging, and effective typography. Variable fonts bring type to life: active, acrobatic type that functions as normal, searchable text. Variable fonts make type sentient: intelligent and aware of its surroundings. And variable fonts provide thousands of shades and styles that you can tune to your precise creative vision.
Attend this session to learn:
What variable fonts are, why you want them, and where to find them
How variable fonts and digital transformation are revolutionizing brand
How to step up your type game by friending a foundry
The way we read has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Our default method is no longer to read ink on paper but digital type on screens of all sizes – from handheld phones and tablets to large-scale billboards. Most of us now consume information at a glance: a brief look at a text message, a pop-up notification on your desktop, the screen of your smartwatch or the Sat Nav in your car. We often read on the move and in visually noisier environments than ever before.
There is a great deal of research into legibility – how fonts and typography styles affect our ability to consume information – but much of it dates back to a time when the predominant form of reading was in print or at a desk. A new research consortium founded by MIT’s AgeLab, Google and Monotype, however, is hoping to investigate how we read in ‘glance-based’ environments: in particular, on digital screens, HUD displays and in VR and AR environments.
Google and Monotype have launched Noto, an open-source typeface family that encompasses every written language in the world, living and dead. It is one of the largest typographic projects ever undertaken and the result of five years collaborative work.