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by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for June 2013:

Neue Helvetica
Proxima Nova
Trade Gothic
Futura
Gill Sans
Helvetica
Univers
DIN Next
Avenir
Avenir Next
Neue Frutiger
Frutiger
Linotype Univers
Frutiger Next
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Trade Gothic Next
Humanist 777
Century Gothic
Futura T
Museo Sans
Univers Next
News Gothic
Adobe Caslon
Neue Helvetica
Neo Sans
Optima
Linotype Didot
Avenir Next
Baskerville Classico
Bembo
Arial
Agilita
Rockwell
Monotype News Gothic
DIN 1451
PMN Caecilia
ITC Franklin Gothic
VAG Rounded
Bodoni LT
Soho
Myriad
Brandon Grotesque
ITC Garamond
ITC Lubalin Graph
Corporate S
Helvetica Monospaced
ITC Conduit
News Gothic No.2
New Century Schoolbook
Twentieth Century
Soho Gothic
Neue Haas Grotesk
Sabon
Abadi
Gill Sans Infant
Adelle
Trade Gothic Next Soft Rounded
ITC Officina Sans
Times
Bembo Infant MT
ITC Century
Palatino
Neue Helvetica eText
Sackers Gothic
Klint
Frutiger Serif
Eurostile LT
Letter Gothic
Calibri
Neue Helvetica Arabic
Laurentian
Eurostile Next
Harmonia Sans
Bauer Bodoni
Camphor
Helvetica World
Garamond 3
Akko
Museo Slab
Memo
Adobe Garamond
ITC Franklin
ITC Fenice
Clarendon
Yakout
Effra
Minion
Novecento
MSung
New Caledonia
Monotype Baskerville
Plantin
Sassoon Sans
Museo
Ascender Serif
Compacta
Slate
Cachet
ITC Officina Serif
Aachen


by Allan Haley

Rounded sans serif typefaces carry the authority and clarity of typical sans – and add a sense of approachability. They are not “cute” – but they are amiable. Rounded sans also maintain all the legibility of their more traditionally designed brethren while being more personable.

Sans serif typefaces have been the mainstay for branding, signage, wayfinding, and advertising for well over a century. While the story is told that early designs were called “grotesques” because they were perceived as, well, ugly; sans serifs have firmly established themselves in the typographic pantheon as straightforward, no-nonsense graphic communicators. Recently, however, rounded sans have become popular alternatives as more friendly – more human – typographic spokespeople. Everything from logos to ad campaigns have benefited from these affable designs.

Creating a rounded sans serif typeface, however, is not an easy task. It entails much more than rounding off the edges of stroke terminals. In some instances stroke lengths must be lengthened to look correct, while in other cases they must be shortened for the same reason. Small parts of characters, like the ear of a ‘g’ or flag of an ‘r,’ may also need to be adjusted. The list goes on.

Designed by Akira Kobayashi, Avenir Next Rounded is the third generation of Adrian Frutiger’s Avenir typeface. Although a consistently popular and exceptionally versatile design, Kobayashi saw the potential for a new, softer interpretation of the Avenir Next characters. The rounded terminals he incorporated into the design infuse it with a more complex – and genial – quality. Kobayashi has maintained the modified geometric structure of Frutiger’s original design, and added to it a softness that transforms the typeface.

As an additional benefit, you can save over 75% on the entire Avenir Next Rounded family until January 15th. Be one of the first 1000 customers to purchase and you can get the entire Avenir Next Rounded for only $99. Make sure to take advantage of this promotion before it expires or sells out!

Allan Haley
Allan Haley is Director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging. Here he is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs.



by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for July 2012:

Neue Helvetica
Futura
Trade Gothic
Neue Frutiger
Avenir Next
Frutiger
Helvetica
Avenir
Gill Sans
DIN Next
Univers
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
PMN Caecilia
New Century Schoolbook
Neo Sans
Trade Gothic Next
Linotype Univers
Memo
Times
Frutiger Next
Harmonia Sans
Arial
Neue Helvetica Arabic
Garamond 3
DIN 1451
Linotype Didot
ITC Officina Sans
VAG Rounded
Twentieth Century
Slate
Monotype News Gothic
Yakout
Frutiger Serif
Century Gothic
Soho
Bauer Bodoni
Rockwell
Sackers Gothic
ITC Lubalin Graph
Glypha
Calibri
Soho Gothic
Eurostile LT
ITC Garamond
Aachen
Laurentian
MHei
Egyptian Slate
Agilita
Plate Gothic MT
Optima
ITC Franklin Gothic
Heisei Kaku Gothic
Cachet
Plantin
Clearface Gothic MT
Clarendon
Monotype Garamond
Futura T
Akko
ITC American Typewriter
M Hei Simplified Chinese
ITC Conduit
Serifa
ITC Officina Serif
Klint
Abadi
Monotype Grotesque
ITC Stone Informal
ITC Legacy Serif
M Hei Traditional Chinese
News Gothic
Stymie
Neue Helvetica eText
TB Kaku Gothic
FB Cham Blue
Neuzeit Office
Neue Haas Grotesk
Ocean Sans
Amasis
Monotype Modern
Eurostile Next
Camphor
Bell
Adelle
MSung
Baskerville
ITC Franklin
Georgia
Bembo
Gazette
Consolas
Andale Mono
Droid Sans Mono
Museo
Calvert
P22 Underground
Wiesbaden Swing
Rotis Sans Serif
Mitra


by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for June 2012:

Neue Helvetica
Trade Gothic
Futura
Frutiger
Gill Sans
Avenir
Helvetica
DIN Next
Univers
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Neue Frutiger
Avenir Next
New Century Schoolbook
PMN Caecilia
Trade Gothic Next
Linotype Univers
Neo Sans
Times
Neue Helvetica Arabic
DIN 1451
Linotype Didot
Arial
Frutiger Next
Harmonia Sans
Slate
VAG Rounded
Garamond 3
Memo
Yakout
Monotype News Gothic
Soho
Bauer Bodoni
Frutiger Serif
Sackers Gothic
Laurentian
ITC Officina Sans
Rockwell
Gothic
Futura T
Heisei Kaku Gothic
Cachet
Eurostile LT
Glypha
Soho Gothic
ITC Franklin Gothic
Akko
Century Gothic
Egyptian Slate
ITC Lubalin Graph
Plate Gothic MT
Monotype Grotesque
ITC Legacy Serif
Monotype Garamond
Calibri
Optima
Museo
Plantin
Neue Helvetica eText
Adelle
Neue Haas Grotesk
ITC Officina Serif
Clarendon
Aachen
Ocean Sans
News Gothic
ITC Stone Informal
Amasis
ITC Garamond
Consolas
Andale Mono
Droid Sans Mono
Bell
Monotype Modern
Klint
Azbuka
ITC Conduit
ITC American Typewriter
ITC Franklin
Wiesbaden Swing
MYuppy
Baskerville
Impact
Eurostile Next
Georgia
Linotype Feltpen
Camphor
Mitra
Gazette
P22 Underground
ITC Caslon No. 224
Calvert
Bembo
Rotis Sans Serif
Neuzeit Office
Memphis
Serifa
Agilita
Abadi
Janson Text
Loft


by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for May 2012:

Neue Helvetica
Trade Gothic
Futura
DIN Next
Frutiger
Gill Sans
Avenir
Helvetica
Univers
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Neue Frutiger
Futura T
Slate
Trade Gothic Next
New Century Schoolbook
PMN Caecilia
Avenir Next
Neo Sans
DIN 1451
Linotype Didot
ITC Lubalin Graph
Linotype Univers
Frutiger Next
Arial
Garamond 3
VAG Rounded
Neue Helvetica Arabic
Harmonia Sans
Times
Monotype News Gothic
Yakout
Bauer Bodoni
Soho
Heisei Kaku Gothic
Laurentian
Soho Gothic
Gothic
Rockwell
Eurostile LT
Egyptian Slate
Cachet
Glypha
ITC Franklin Gothic
Memo
Century Gothic
Monotype Grotesque
Plantin
Akko
Camphor
Neue Helvetica eText
Sackers Gothic
Plate Gothic MT
News Gothic
ITC Officina Sans
Clarendon
ITC Stone Informal
Monotype Modern
Aachen
Ocean Sans
Amasis
FB Han Gothic
Bell
ITC American Typewriter
Azbuka
Consolas
Andale Mono
MYuppy
Droid Sans Mono
Frutiger Serif
Eurostile Next
Linotype Feltpen
Walbaum
Optima
ITC Garamond
Mitra
Wiesbaden Swing
Baskerville
Neue Haas Grotesk
Adelle
ITC Conduit
Bembo
Monotype Garamond
Impact
ITC Kabel
ITC Franklin
Neuzeit Office
Calibri
Rotis Sans Serif
Gazette
ITC Legacy Serif
Klint
ITC Officina Serif
Abadi
ITC Caslon No. 224
Loft
Museo
Neo Tech
Calvert
P22 Underground
Bodoni LT


by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for April 2012:

Neue Helvetica
Trade Gothic
DIN Next
Futura
Frutiger
Avenir
Helvetica
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Trade Gothic Next
Neue Frutiger
Gill Sans
Univers
New Century Schoolbook
DIN 1451
PMN Caecilia
ITC Lubalin Graph
Neo Sans
Avenir Next
Linotype Didot
Frutiger Next
Monotype News Gothic
Slate
Futura T
VAG Rounded
Linotype Univers
Harmonia Sans
Garamond 3
Camphor
Gothic
Heisei Kaku Gothic
Bauer Bodoni
Soho
Rockwell
Laurentian
Soho Gothic
Eurostile LT
Glypha
News Gothic
Plantin
ITC Franklin Gothic
Sackers Gothic
Egyptian Slate
Clarendon
Century Gothic
Cachet
FB Han Gothic
Ocean Sans
Plate Gothic MT
ITC Officina Sans
Monotype Grotesque
MYuppy
Gill Sans Infant
Charlotte Sans
Neue Helvetica eText
Bell
ITC American Typewriter
Arial
ITC Blair
ITC Franklin
Bembo
Optima
Monotype Modern
Calvert
Eurostile Next
Wiesbaden Swing
Aachen
ITC Garamond
Neuzeit Office
Mitra
Baskerville
Amasis
Abadi
Adelle
Neo Tech
ITC Kabel
Serifa
ITC Conduit
Monotype Garamond
Walbaum
Klint
ITC Officina Serif
Impact
ITC Bailey Sans
URW Franklin Gothic
Bell Centennial
Akko
ITC Stone Sans
ITC Caslon No. 224
Tahoma
Basic Commercial
Museo
Linotype Feltpen
Rotis Sans Serif
Siseriff
Figural
Droid Sans
Mundo Sans
TB Kaku Gothic
Times
Bodoni LT


by Johnathan Zsittnik

Club Nintendo is a rewards program for Nintendo players and enthusiasts. Members earn “coins” that can be exchanged for games, downloads and other goodies by registering products and taking surveys.

The site features many of Nintendo’s most recognizable personalities. Mario certainly takes center stage, but the Avenir® typeface family gets its share of the spotlight. Avenir Black ensures headlines come across loud and clear, while the typeface’s humanistic traits keep text in line with the fun, informal tone of the Nintendo brand.

Take a closer look at Club Nintendo by following this Link… err, this link.

Club Nintendo using Fonts.com Web Fonts

 

Johnathan Zsittnik
Johnathan Zsittnik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager at Monotype Imaging. Johnathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University.



by Johnathan Zsittnik

Whirlpool, well-known for their line of appliances supporting fabric care, cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers and other aspects of daily life, is among the latest major brands to load up on Web fonts.

Visitors to Whirlpool.com are greeted by a Flash® animation highlighting a selection of appliances. A roomy and well-structured navigation keeps things clean and tidy while making it easy to explore the site’s numerous products and categories. The Avenir® and PMN Caecilia® typefaces aids the hierarchy of the nav and helps the site shine.

Whirlpool website using Web fonts

Johnathan Zsittnik
Johnathan Zsittnik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager at Monotype Imaging. Johnathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University.



by Chris Roberts

PDF Catalog of Hand-Hinted Web Fonts

If you’ve been following the developments regarding “Web fonts”, you’ve probably heard someone complain about the way some Web fonts look in the Windows® operating system. You may have even heard that the problem is more specifically to do with Windows XP. If you really dug deep, you may have read that the most egregious cases are centered on a scenario where a Windows XP user is surfing with a browser that does not have default ClearType® support. And if you are a total Web fonts junky with way too much time on your hands, you may have looked up operating system and browser market share figures and arrived at the conclusion that over 30% of your visitors may fall into this category. Then, you may have been overcome with feelings of nausea, dread and hopelessness.

All is not lost. First of all, time is on your side. XP won’t be around forever. Every day Windows 7 is gaining ground on XP. Someday this will all be nothing more than a poorly rendered memory. Better still, you don’t have to wait for “someday”. There is something you can do today to cure those XP induced Web font blues. Fonts.com Web Fonts now offers over 600 “hand-hinted” Web fonts to help address this specific situation. Among them you will find several classics like Avenir®, Bookman Old Style™, Century Gothic™, Eurostile® Next, Frutiger®, Helvetica®, Trade Gothic® and Univers®.

What does hand-hinted mean? Basically, it means that a real person sat in front of a computer monitor and studied each character at different point sizes, making painstaking adjustments until they were satisfied with the result. But we are not talking about just any person. Hand-hinters are to fonts what sommeliers are to wine. It takes many years to learn to do it well. Every font is different in design and characteristic. It takes a rare and highly skilled expert to get it right.

Monotype Imaging has been in the hinting business since the beginning. Over the years we have accumulated a great deal of font hinting knowledge and talent. We’ve also produced a very large number of expertly hand-hinted fonts. Today, it’s our pleasure to share them with you.

Here’s a link to our hand hinted Web fonts now available on Fonts.com Web Fonts:
Click here

Here’s a link to a PDF catalog of our hand-hinted Web fonts:
Click here