Commercial Type is:

Paul Barnes Partner
Christian Schwartz Partner
Monica Shane Director of licensing
Mark Record Director of font technology
Miguel Reyes Type designer
Greg Gazdowicz Type designer
Commercial Type has published typefaces by:
Ross Milne, Vancouver
Susana Carvalho, The Hague
Dave Foster, Sydney, Australia
Sandra Carrera, Geneva, Switzerland
Dan Milne, Melbourne, Australia
Panos Haratzopoulos, Athens
Ilya Ruderman, Moscow
Kai Bernau, The Hague
Berton Hasebe, New York
Commercial Type has worked with:
Abi Huynh, graphic design
Rumors, web design
Branimir Vasilic, GrayBits LLC, web development
Tal Leming, Type Supply, font development
Dan Milne, TypeLab, type design
Julius Hui, Chinese type design

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*.

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