Monotype Imaging Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the Soho® Gothic typeface family. The new offering expands the range of fonts based on the Soho design, introduced last year as a 40-font collection – one of the company’s largest typeface families ever released.
Developed between 2004 and 2007 by Sebastian Lester of Monotype Imaging Ltd., the Soho Gothic family consists of seven sans serif weights and corresponding italics. “I wanted the family as a whole to look effortlessly modern and state-of-the-art,” said Lester. “The designs were developed in tandem so I could carefully work every aspect of the project and ensure that used together the designs would complement each other as well as possible.”
Designed to harmonize with Monotype Imaging’s slab serif Soho fonts, the Soho Gothic fonts are intended to work at all sizes for print and on-screen use. “Soho Gothic will appeal to designers and developers looking for type that offers a look that’s clean, precise and uncluttered. I wanted a mature and refined design that would perform as well being used as the backbone of a global brand as it would in an edgy fashion magazine,” Lester said.
The Soho Gothic design features stylistic alternates, which have been an intrinsic part of the Soho project, according to Robin Nicholas, head of typography at Monotype Imaging’s UK subsidiary. “Stylistic alternates give designers greater flexibility and simply make a typeface more useful,” he said. “The stylistic sets in these fonts bridge the gap between Soho and Soho Gothic with a suite of semi-slab alternates that are accessible through some of the 25 OpenType® features of Soho Gothic.”
Soho fonts are available in the cross-platform compatible OpenType format. Information about the Soho Gothic typeface family and its availability can be found and ordered at www.monotypefonts.com/sg. Individual Soho Gothic fonts, selection packs and the complete Soho typeface family can be viewed, purchased and downloaded from www.fonts.com and www.faces.co.uk. Customers may also contact Monotype Imaging in the U.S. toll-free at 800-424-8973, or in Europe at (+44 0)1737 765959 or 001781 970-6020, option 2. Customers from other parts of the world may dial 001 781 970-6020 (U.S.).
Other typefaces by Lester include the Scene®, Neo® Sans and Neo Tech designs.
About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 10,000 typefaces from the Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface libraries – home to some of the world’s most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman®, Helvetica® and ITC Franklin Gothic™ typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world’s major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif., Boulder, Colo., Japan and China. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at www.monotypeimaging.com, www.fonts.com, www.linotype.com, www.monotypefonts.com, www.itcfonts.com, www.customfonts.com, www.fontwise.com, www.fonts.hk and www.faces.co.uk.
Monotype, Soho, Scene and Neo are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Times New Roman is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC Franklin Gothic is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Linotype is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica is a trademark 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. OpenType is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the U. S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2008 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.
Vikki Quick, 781-970-6115
Monotype Imaging Limited
Julie Strawson, +44 (0) 1737 781624
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