The Impact of Monotype Gobbling Up Another Type Foundry

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

Some are not too pleased with Monotype's recent acquisition of Hoefler&Co:

The impact of H&Co’s acquisition cannot be overstated, says Nadine Chahine, […] "I think it’s about time that I can speak more openly about this. It’s the future of our industry at stake and it’s never been this bad,” she tells Quartz. “With every new acquisition, it gets worse for the rest of us.”

The article also mentions that about 70% of the type world runs through Monotype, which is pretty insane, and helps explain why them gobbling up on of the great indie type foundries was a bit of a blow to people in that world.