Monotype's new lettering pays tribute to a jazz legend

Today sees the launch of Masqualero, the latest typeface from legendary type foundry Monotype. Designed by Jim Ford of the Monotype Studio, this dual-natured serif typeface took its name and inspiration from a classic jazz composition by Miles Davis.

With six different weights and italics, not to mention both Stencil and Groove display weights, the Masqualero typeface has been touted by Monotype as a versatile solution that can be applied to luxury goods, mastheads, logo design and more.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.