Get some branding tips! Announcement of the latest type trend seminar

Event Announcement

The Japanese version of the Type Trends Report, published annually by Monotype, specialists in typefaces and type technology, is now complete.
Monotype and Fontworks Inc., which became a subsidiary of Monotype in July 2023, will co-host a seminar on the latest type trends for corporate branding and creative professionals.

・I want to know the latest trends in fonts
・I am thinking about branding my company, service, etc.

This is information that we hope will be useful to everyone.

We look forward to your participation.

Get branding tips! Latest type trend seminar

The Japanese version of Monotype Type Trends 2024 is now available for the first time. Ryota Doi, Senior Type Designer at Monotype, will introduce the latest type trends from around the world.
There will also be time for a Q&A session on the day.

"2024 Type Trend Report: The Latest State of Type Design"
In this fourth annual report, we explore how type is connecting with society by examining 10 trends and examples from creative works around the world. In keeping with one of Monotype's goals to bridge the gap between creatives and non-creators, we've paired each trend with a familiar musical genre.
Typefaces have permeated a wide range of fields, and they adapt and change shape flexibly as the world changes. We hope that this report will provide an opportunity to reconsider branding for the modern era.


Ryota Doi
Senior Type Designer, Monotype

After graduating from the Department of Design at Tokyo University of the Arts, he obtained a master's degree in type design from the University of Reading in the UK. Since 2015, he has worked as a type designer at Monotype, developing corporate typefaces and providing consulting services including typeface selection. He is also a member of the Tazugane Gothic production team, and is involved in the family expansion and character type extension to accommodate CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Language. Recently, he has been spreading information about typefaces both domestically and internationally through university lectures and speaking at international conferences.

Seminar overview

Date and time Wednesday, June 26, 2024 14:00 Doors open 14:30 Start
(The seminar is scheduled for 80 minutes. There will be time for consultation after the seminar.)
Venue Hibiya International Building Conference Square Conference Room 8C
(8th floor, Hibiya International Building, 2-2-3 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011)
Entry fee free
Participation Benefits Monotype Type Trends 2024 Japanese version PDF document
Capacity 50 people
Application deadline Until 23:59 on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Other On the day of your visit, please bring two business cards with you at the reception.

*This seminar will be jointly held by Monotype Inc. and Fontworks Inc. Fontworks will contact you with information after you apply. Thank you for your understanding.
* Your application will be confirmed upon receiving a reply to the information email from Fontworks.
*If we reach capacity, we may close the application period even before the application deadline. Thank you for your understanding.
*This seminar is targeted at corporate marketing and branding personnel, and design and creative personnel. Please note that we may decline to accept applications from competitors, individuals, or those who apply via free email address at our discretion.


14:30 Overview of the latest type trends
14:35 Trends in Japan and China
15:20 Introducing Monotype Fonts and Monotype LETS
15:30 Question-and-answer session