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Monotype

Screen ⋅ UX/UI Design

Monotype

Screen ⋅ UX/UI Design

The brief from Monotype

The brief from Monotype requested to create the type specimen of the future using whatever methods and media considered appropriated to convey the solution effectively. The brief asked to consider how we currently engage with typography on all levels and how one could possibly subvert this interaction. This project passed the ISTD assesment in 2014.

I began by researching contemporary type specimens to see if there could be any improvements made. Thinking of my audience as UX and UI professionals as well as graphic designers I could see that there is a gap in the market for an app that allows for interaction and engagement with type. The app allows for users to pick any font in the Monotype Library and engage and examine the font thoroughly using hand gestures and touch of the fingers.

 

1. Monotype Demonstration Video

Brief
The brief from Monotype requested to create the type specimen of the future using whatever methods and media considered appropriated to convey the solution effectively. The brief asked to consider how we currently engage with typography on all levels and how one could possibly subvert this interaction. This project passed the ISTD assesment in 2014.

Outcome
I began by researching contemporary type specimens to see if there could be any improvements made. Thinking of my audience as UX and UI professionals as well as graphic designers I could see that there is a gap in the market for an app that allows for interaction and engagement with type. The app allows for users to pick any font in the Monotype Library and engage and examine the font thoroughly using hand gestures and touch of the fingers.

 

2. Scroll and Pock Fonts

In the Type Specimen section the user can examine type in unique ways. The user can alter the font into 3D and then investigate the font at different angles and height. This feature is especially useful for screen and motion designers. This section includes a Pangram Generator which is a sentence that includes every letter in the alphabet and are often funny or quirky. Each pangram appears via a short animation or the user can create their own. The second section features articles and videos on designers views and technology about The Future Of Type.The third section is called Match Or Clash, a section were one can see what fonts compliment each other. Lastly, there is the Upload Work section, this exciting feature allows users to upload files or images of their work, the app gives the user the option to switch the fonts and colour on their work which can then be easily saved, emailed or shared on social networks.

3. Interact With Type in 3D

4. Extreme Detail of Fonts

5. Matching Fonts Together

6. Articles and Videos on The Future Of Type.

 
 
 
 

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