Redesigned Fonts.com Premiers with New Look and Features
New site offers a single source for desktop and Web fonts
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of
typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and
consumer devices, has redesigned Fonts.com,
launched today as a public beta release. Among its enhancements, the new
Fonts.com debuts as the only site to offer typefaces both through a Web
font service and as desktop fonts. The site has been given an aesthetic
overhaul and now features many prominent showings aimed at inspiring
designers and other type enthusiasts.
The redesign was led by Happy Cog — a Web development agency founded by
noted Web standards advocate, Jeffrey Zeldman.
"We turned to Happy Cog for their ability to build websites that look
amazing yet are highly functional," said Chris Roberts, vice president
and general manager of Monotype Imaging's Creative Professional
e-commerce group. "The new Fonts.com greatly enhances the experience of
finding the right typeface."
"As the owner of the largest repository of fonts available anywhere,
Monotype Imaging needed Fonts.com to feel more intimate, intuitive and
informed," said Christopher Cashdollar, creative director at Happy Cog.
"Who out there knows more about the type industry than Monotype Imaging?
This is an important differentiator. Now, not only can you come to Fonts.com to
painlessly purchase fonts, you can learn about the history and evolution
of type from some of the thought leaders in the industry."
Among the site's features:
Home page stage: A massive billboard area featuring inspirational
typographic "hero images." The stage premiers with showcases of the
Massif™ typeface, a newly expanded design by Monotype Imaging's Steve
Matteson. The stage, which will be updated frequently to include
inspiring new imagery from graphic designers and typeface designers,
also debuts with showings from the Akko™, Gibson™ and Salvo™ Sans
Integrated search and browse control: A control that allows users
to perform keyword searches, or browse or identify fonts without leaving
the home page.
Enhanced search tools: Filter search results by language, format,
availability as a Web font, or sort results by popularity or release
Web fonts: All text on the new site is set in the Neue Frutiger®
and Frutiger Serif typeface families. Both have been hand-tuned by
Monotype Imaging's font experts.
Family pages: Learn the history and view hand-built showings of
prominent typeface families.
Best sellers pages: View the overall best selling families as
well as the best selling recent releases.
FontGazer™ Adobe® InDesign® Plug-in: Monotype Imaging's new free
tool that enables you to browse, try and buy fonts from Fonts.com
directly from InDesign.
The new Fonts.com can be accessed by clicking the link on the Fonts.com
home page or by visiting new.fonts.com.
Fonts.com Web Fonts subscribers can manage their Web fonts projects on
the new site or continue to use the existing portal (webfonts.fonts.com)
which will remain active indefinitely. New enhancements will continue to
be made throughout the beta phase. Visitors can suggest new features,
offer feedback or support suggestions from others through the Fonts.com
Feedback Forum which can be accessed by clicking the ‘Feedback' button
found on every page of new.fonts.com.
A webcast that demonstrates the new Fonts.com is available at http://vimeo.com/41331573.
About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a leading provider of typefaces, technology and
expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand
integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype Imaging provides customers
worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative
applications and consumer devices. The company's library 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 www.monotypeimaging.com.
Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain
jurisdictions. Massif and FontGazer are trademarks of Monotype Imaging
Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica and
Frutiger are trademarks of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in
the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. Univers is a
trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Akko is a
trademark of Linotype Corp. and may be registered in certain
jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype
GmbH. Gibson is a trademark of Canada Type. Salvo is a trademark of its
designer and The Font Bureau, Inc. Adobe and InDesign are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners. © 2012 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.
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Monotype Imaging Inc.
Vikki Quick, 781-970-6115
Julie Strawson, 44 (0) 1737-781624
Lorenz Schirmer, 49 (0) 6172-484-470
Source: Monotype Imaging
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