Upcoming Site Closures & FAQs
Dear Type Community,
We want to share some important news with you.
As part of our commitment to providing a seamless and innovative type experience for our customers and partners, we've made the decision to discontinue the Linotype.com, Fontshop.com, and Fonts.com direct commerce sales platforms over the next year.
Our customers deserve a service that offers expertise, discovery, and an unmatched search function. We are unfortunately no longer able to maintain this level of quality on the legacy platforms mentioned above, which were originally built with a more simplified function.
The decision will allow us to focus our engineering, UX, and digital efforts on delivering the very best online and app experience that aligns with the latest technological advancements and leads the industry in the future of type use.
We will be upgrading our flagship e-commerce platform, MyFonts.com, to deliver a complete multilingual experience—with German, French, and Spanish functionality launching this year—and adding innovative features that will make it easier and more efficient for customers to find and purchase the typefaces they love from the world’s best type foundries.
As a result, we are transferring all of our legacy platform business and customers to MyFonts.com.
Rest assured that while some e-commerce sales platforms will be closing over the next year, the brands and foundries themselves are not going anywhere. While embracing technological advancements, we also understand the legacy of type design, and preserving and honoring the history and legacy of these brands and foundries is paramount to us.
Over the coming months, we will be working closely with key individuals from Linotype, FontShop, and Fonts.com’s history to create and host content that carries their type stories onto the next step of the brands’ journey; celebrating their past, honoring them in the present, and preserving their legacy for future generations.
We take our pledge to act as custodians of type seriously, and we are committed to working with key industry figures to find the right way to do this for these historic foundries as we move ahead. While technology may change, the brands and foundries will remain a valued and integral part of the rich tapestry of the story of type and Monotype will always be their home.
We look forward to sharing more about the plans over the next year.