Monotype buys web fonts service Typecast

As announced on the Typecast website, the web fonts service that .net reported recently went into public beta has been bought by Monotype Imaging, as part of an acquisition of Typecast developers Design By Front. According to a press release, Typecast will be "offered Monotype's web font solution, combining Monotype's high-quality web fonts with Typecast's easy-to-use typographic design capabilities".

In a press release, Monotype CEO Doug Shaw said Typecast "fits neatly into our strategy of adding IP that complements our solutions and provides meaningful value to customers," and he thought the tool "has the potential to take web fonts to a whole new level of productivity and creative expression". Monotype Imaging Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager Vikki Quick told .net that Monotype was hugely excited about the acquisition: "With the web being so critical for the future of publishing, with connected devices increasingly infiltrating our lives with content and advertising, we believe that quality, consistency and clarity are becoming even more necessary for brands to represent their unique value across devices and media. We see Typecast as a great tool for helping web designers meet these objectives."

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