Monotype fonts not coming to Typekit as announced

Last September, we announced an agreement with Monotype to offer a selection of their fonts as an add-on subscription to your Typekit plan. Then in February of this year, we said it would be delayed, and we estimated that it would be available this summer.

Today we’re sorry to announce that unfortunately we won’t be able to offer Monotype fonts via Typekit in the foreseeable future.

What happened?

When we made the announcement, we believed that we would be able to offer Monotype fonts via a subscription add-on that would be easy for our customers to understand and use.

But as we began working on implementation, we discovered that there were incompatibilities between our account management system and the licensing requirements of the Monotype fonts.

We’ve made our best effort at resolving these incompatibilities, but ultimately we couldn’t find a solution that worked for us and for Monotype.

Moving Forward

We realize that some customers made plans around the expectation that Monotype fonts would be available via Typekit. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this caused you.

If you’re stuck without a solution for your project, or if you’d like to share your feedback or concerns, we’d be happy to hear from you. Please email our support team at support@typekit.com.

We’ll continue to work with the industry’s leading foundries to bring the world’s best selection of premium web fonts to our subscribers. Please stay tuned to this blog for updates, or follow @typekit on Twitter.

7 Responses

  1. bauhem says:

    Keep up your good work! By the way, can you add more Typekit fonts in the awesome Adobe Muse CC? :P

  2. No problem.
    It’s nice to have access to great fonts from independent foundries (Type Together, Mark Simonson and so on) at Typekit. I am actually happy that the library is not flooded with thousands of MT fonts. If anyone needs those, Monotype has their own webfont service.

    1. Thanks very much for that, Ralf.

  3. Mayadol says:

    Good for you. Monotype is not a serious company when it comes to do businesses.

  4. Ramanan says:

    No worries :-)

    Btw I have asked this before and have seen many asking – I think custom subsetting may be more exciting for Typekit users.

  5. Yes, it would be amazing if we could change the attributes for a specific font. I have foun d characteristics of our compny logo in 2 fonts, but how could I mixed them to recreate our logo? The only way we can use our logo’s font is when we create it from scratch. Thought could edit those fonts here.

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