Commercial Type is:
Kai Bernau, The Netherlands
Susana Carvalho, The Netherlands
Ross Milne, Canada
Ilya Ruderman, Russia
Commercial Type is a joint venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, who have collaborated since 2004 on various typeface projects, most notably the award winning Guardian Egyptian. The company publishes retail fonts developed by Barnes and Schwartz, their staff, and outside collaborators, and also represents the two when they work together on typedesign projects.
Following the redesign of The Guardian, the team headed by Mark Porter, including Barnes and Schwartz, was awarded the coveted Black Pencil by the D&AD. The team was also nominated for the Design Museum’s ‘Designer of the Year’ prize. In September 2006, Barnes and Schwartz were named two of the 40 most influential designers under 40 in Wallpaper*.
Questions? Email info[at]commercialtype.com