Monotype acquired FontWorks

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  • Grzegorz Luk (gluk)
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    ... Berthold,  The Font Bureau collection, FontWorks ...
    I'm starting to worry, which means it's time for a joke


  • Chris Lozos
    Chris Lozos Posts: 1,458
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    Don't forget about Font Font as well. None of the type people are in charge, only venture capitalists are at the helm.
  • Igor Freiberger
    Igor Freiberger Posts: 259
    edited July 2023
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    Linotype, ITC, Bitstream, URW, Ascender, FontFont, Hoefler, Berthold, Font Bureau, FontWorks…
    The only type studios surviving in a near future will be these too small to interest Monotype. Yes, there should be some who said NO to Monotype, but I'm not aware of which ones.
    Morisawa, which seems too big to be purchased, also should survive —I hope.
  • John J. Blair
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    Adobe will then gobble Monotype.
  • Thomas Phinney
    Thomas Phinney Posts: 2,787
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    I would imagine that Adobe attempting to acquire Monotype would raise antitrust concerns.
  • Grzegorz Luk (gluk)
    Grzegorz Luk (gluk) Posts: 159
    edited July 2023
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    I would imagine that Adobe attempting to acquire Monotype would raise antitrust concerns.
    but not as big as if Alphabet Inc. attempting to acquire Adobe
  • Matthew Smith
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    Linotype, ITC, Bitstream, URW, Ascender, FontFont, Hoefler, Berthold, Font Bureau, FontWorks…
    The only type studios surviving in a near future will be these too small to interest Monotype. Yes, there should be some who said NO to Monotype, but I'm not aware of which ones.
    Morisawa, which seems too big to be purchased, also should survive —I hope.
    Don’t forget Fontsmith!
  • Thomas Phinney
    Thomas Phinney Posts: 2,787
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    Fonts are peripheral to Adobe’s business, but not to Monotype’s!

    That said, entirely possible Monotype is (and fonts in general are) just too small a business for the gov’t to care.
  • Dave Crossland
    Dave Crossland Posts: 1,402
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    FWIW, Font Bureau is still operating independently, it just sold (all? the majority? not sure) of its "classic" retail library.
  • Nick Cooke
    Nick Cooke Posts: 183
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    I know of one who said no to Monopolytype. 
  • Igor Freiberger
    Igor Freiberger Posts: 259
    edited July 2023
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    FWIW, Font Bureau is still operating independently, it just sold (all? the majority? not sure) of its "classic" retail library.

    — So you kept your car?
    — Yes, I sold only the engine and the tires.

  • Johannes Neumeier
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    On brand, what a whale indeed…