Monotype Partners with PKU Founder Information Industry Group to Bring Latin Typefaces to Enterprise Brands and Creative Professionals in China
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 13, 2018--Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) today announced that it has partnered with Founder Electronics and Founder Handwriting, both part of the PKU Founder Information Industry Group, to offer Monotype’s library of more than 8,000 Latin fonts to enterprise brands and creative professionals in China. The agreement with Founder, the world’s largest Chinese font maker, makes a wide variety of popular typeface designs easily accessible to the region for the first time. As part of the agreement, Founder will also offer more than 160 Latin FlipFont designs to Chinese Android™ smartphone manufacturers for consumer device personalization.
“Partnering with Monotype is an important milestone for Founder. We are now able to provide brands and designers in China with the largest and most comprehensive collection of Chinese and Latin fonts for their projects, dramatically expanding the available choices for one of the most important elements of design,” said Mr. Shao Xing, Vice President of PKU Founder Information Industry Group. “We are excited to work with Monotype to remove the barriers that creatives in China face when accessing these popular Latin fonts.”
Through this partnership, Founder is able to offer classic typeface designs, such as the Avenir ®, Frutiger ® and Helvetica ® typefaces, along with branding favorites like the Unitext™, Madera™ and Albertus ® Nova designs, as well as Monotype Studio releases that push the limits of innovative design, including the Masqualero™ and Kairos™ typefaces.
“We are honored to partner with Founder, and work with them to create one of the most comprehensive collections of Latin and Chinese typefaces,” said Scott Landers, President and CEO of Monotype. “This agreement reinforces our strategy to partner with companies that put our design assets at the fingertips of creative professionals, regardless of where they live and work. Partnering with respected companies like Founder, who have a vast reach and customer base, helps give creatives access to some of the world’s most popular typeface designs.”
Monotype at CES Asia™ 2018 In addition to the Founder partnership, Monotype also announced that it will exhibit at CES Asia 2018, in Hall N5, Booth 5582, taking place June 13-15 in Shanghai. Monotype will showcase its extensive library of fonts, powerful embedded technologies and expertise in legibility to help automotive brands deliver beautiful, on-brand driving experiences.
About Monotype Monotype provides the design assets, technology and expertise that help create beautiful, authentic and impactful brands that customers will engage with and value, wherever they experience the brand, now and in the future. Further information is available at www.monotype.com. Follow Monotype on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Masqualero and Kairos are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Albertus is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Android is a trademark of Google LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.
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