The Quire Sans typeface is the newest design from Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE).
Created by Monotype´s Jim Ford of the Monotype Studio, the family of 20 fonts is a design for all media, including branding, advertising and packaging to displays, user interfaces, billboards, signage and environmental graphics.
The name, Quire Sans, derives from the word, quire a medieval printing term that can be traced back to the 15th century for a collection of printed leaves, folded and ready for manuscript binding.
Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype, said, “The typeface forms are based on classic Roman lines and proportions with a slightly narrower proportion than many sans serif designs, so less space is required making it eminently legible, large or small, on the page or on screen.”
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. Further information is available at www.monotype.com.