Monotype acquires iconic type foundry Hoefler&Co.

Monotype has acquired Hoefler&Co, the prominent type foundry based in New York City. Hoefler&Co is one of the most iconic names in type design. With the acquisition Monotype adds some of the world’s most popular typefaces which include Gotham, Knockout, Mercury, Sentinel, Chronicle, Decimal, and Archer.

Monotype CEO, Ninan Chacko said, “In the world of type design, there are few names as well-regarded as Hoefler&Co, By adding Hoefler&Co’s premier library and design expertise, we can better serve the creative community through Monotype Fonts, while expanding on our mission to elevate the value of typography in driving commerce and culture.”

Hoefler&Co designs will continue to be available through, and Monotype also plans to distribute the typefaces through its Monotype Fonts offering.

Jonathan Hoefler, CEO of Hoefler&Co, said, “Monotype is unquestionably the right partner to help our work continue to grow, and meet the expanding needs of creative professionals in the years ahead”.

“For us, it was critical to partner with an organization that fundamentally believes in the value of type. Monotype is the most experienced foundry in the world, who today cares for many of the world’s most important typefaces, making them the natural home for the work we’ve created at Hoefler&Co.”

Hoefler&Co was founded in 1989 by Jonathan Hoefler, and quickly became one of the most prestigious type foundries in the world. It is the first type foundry ever to be honored by the National Design Awards at the White House, Hoefler&Co’s typefaces are in the permanent collections of both the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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