Monotype acquired Colophon

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  • Miles Newlyn
    Miles Newlyn Posts: 239
    edited December 2023
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    It's an ok library, I prefer their custom work, I think they're best when creatively directed from outside.
  • Nadine Chahine
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    I can't keep up with updating my chart ;)


    Nice chart! Just fyi Linotype was acquired in the summer of 2006.
  • Grzegorz Luk (gluk)
    Grzegorz Luk (gluk) Posts: 159
    edited December 2023
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    Some of the details on the right side of the chart are a little bit scrambled...

    You're right, I treated the time before Agfa-Monotype very generally (even though these were important events in the history of typography). In my opinion it made the picture too complicated. I have also stopped including the names of many important typefaces...

    The scale of the Empire exceeded my capabilities, but I think the chart reflects the market situation :)
  • Mark Simonson
    Mark Simonson Posts: 1,672
    edited December 2023
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    Esselte (not Esselta)
    Oops. I knew that. Typo. Didn't know how the name was derived though—cool.
  • Vasil Stanev
    Vasil Stanev Posts: 763
    edited December 2023
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    I might be nitpicky, but I also find their images a tad ageist. What, aren't type designers allowed to have gray hairs? :D /jk
  • Thomas Phinney
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    There could be gray hair under one of those hats!
  • erik spiekermann
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    Or no hair?