Comprising the core of our business, the Monotype Libraries are one of the largest and most trusted inventories of type in the world.
The Monotype® Libraries – incorporating type collections from Monotype, Linotype, Ascender, ITC and Bitstream – are a continuously expanding selection of fonts from some of the world’s greatest typeface designers. With more than 18,000 typeface designs supporting more than 40 Latin and non-Latin languages, the Monotype Libraries offer a rich blend of timeless classics and innovative modern designs.
From its first typeface in the late 1890s to today, Monotype has always maintained the highest technical and aesthetic standards. Many of the world’s best-loved typefaces – including the Goudy Old Style™, Gill Sans® and Times New Roman® designs – were produced for Monotype.
Linotype has been a trusted global typeface producer for more than a century. Influenced by its German and Swiss roots, and home to the legendary Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® typefaces, Linotype offers type with universal appeal and exceptional quality.
Founded by Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody in 1990, FontFont set out to bend the rules and test typographic boundaries from the start. Now operating as a Monotype library, FontFont continues to aim to be contemporary, experimental, unorthodox and radical.
ITC is a highly regarded source of popular typefaces. The company made its reputation for issuing both new typefaces and revivals of historical styles – such as ITC® Avant Garde Gothic and ITC® Berkeley Oldstyle – first for phototypesetting in the 1970s and then for today’s digital era.
Founded in 2004, Ascender made its mark with a combination of typographic expertise and technical innovation. Working closely with software developers and device makers, Ascender created many of the Windows® Core Fonts and type for the Xbox® 360 and Android™ phone.
Founded in 1981, Bitstream was the first independent digital type foundry – meaning its type would work on multiple devices and platforms. Bitstream’s commitment to authenticity and innovation, and original designs such as the Amerigo and New Lincoln Gothic fonts, helped launch desktop publishing.