Woburn, Mass. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has become the exclusive distributor of more than 100 fonts from Sumner Stone of Stone Type Foundry Inc.
"Sumner’s typefaces have earned an excellent reputation for quality and legibility for a wide range of uses, from books to display advertising," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype. "Sumner has been an important contributor to our libraries for many years. We look forward to working with him in the future to add beautiful new designs to his already exceptional collection."
"This is a natural step in our relationship, as it provides my typefaces with a strong distribution partner, enabling me to focus on designing new typefaces that will become available through Monotype, as well as lecturing, writing and conducting classes in typography and design," Stone said.
Examples of Stone’s work include the Magma™ design, a humanist sans-serif family that features regular, condensed and compressed styles to give designers a versatile typographic palette; the Silica™ family, which includes several weights from extra light to black; and the Basalt™ typeface, made up of all-capital letters. Basalt first appeared in signage at the Cecil H. Green Library at Stanford University. The ITC Stone® series, released in 1987 when Stone was director of typography at Adobe Systems Inc., is also available from Adobe and is the only commercially released Stone typeface that’s not part of Monotype’s exclusivity agreement.
Fonts from the Stone Type Foundry are available at MyFonts.com, Fonts.com and Linotype.com as OpenType® desktop fonts. Several of the fonts are also available as Web fonts. Over time, all fonts in the Stone collection are expected to be available as Web fonts.
Based in Rumsey, Calif., Stone founded Stone Type Foundry in 1990 and has designed virtually every typeface in the foundry’s library, with the exception of the ITC Bodoni design, which was created by a team of designers, led by Stone. In addition to creating typefaces for the retail market, Stone has designed custom typefaces for brand identities. His background includes work not only as a typeface designer but also as a calligrapher, graphic designer, mathematician, teacher, author, lecturer and almond farmer. During his tenure with Adobe in the 1980s, Stone established and implemented the Adobe® Originals program. He has been credited as being one of the first typeface designers to combine design and digital processes to create typefaces for the digital age.
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company’s libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces – including the Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® families – as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at http://www.monotype.com.
Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Stone is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Univers is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Magma, Silica and Basalt are trademarks of Stone Type Foundry Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. OpenType is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Adobe is either a registered trademark or trademark of Adobe Systems Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.
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