Le Jeune, originally designed by Commercial Type partners Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for Vanity Fair in 2013, is a modern adapation of the French Modern idiom. Named for the Parisian typefounder and punchcutter Joseph Mole Le Jeune, Le Jeune blends the precision of French neo-classical types with a contemporary x-height and ball terminal shapes from the Anglo-American tradition.
We're running ads in three subway stations on the L train in Brooklyn for the month of June: Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue, and Grand Street. The ads were designed by Project Projects and the colors are even brighter in person.
Austin News is a collection of four closely related typefaces for headlines and text in both print and screen use. Adapted from the successful Austin families, originally designed for magazines, Austin News has compact ascenders and descenders for tight leading: classic news proportions.
Canela, designed by Miguel Reyes, is a new typeface that defies easy categorization. Neither serif nor strictly sans, not overtly historical but drawing clear influence from Caslon Old Face, and somewhat soft in its finish while crisp in its contrast, Canela is obvious only in its grace and beauty.
Giorgio Sans now supports Greek and a number of languages that use the Cyrilic alphabet, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and Kazakh. The Cyrillic was drawn by Ilya Ruderman, and the Greek was drawn by Panos Haratzopoulos.
Our friends Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky of CSTM Fonts have launched a new type distributor called type.today. Based on Moscow, this new company specializes in Cyrillic typefaces, and will distribute all of the typefaces from our library that Ilya has added Cyrillic support to.
Christian will be giving a talk entitiled "Type as voice, type as culture" in Mexico City at Centro de diseño, cine y televisión. He will also spend the week with the students in the postgraduate type design program, following up on Miguel's time with them last fall.
Typefaces made from circles are an intriguing proposition for graphic designers. Many are created for technical reasons, such as for dot matrix printers, or for large screens at sports events. Usually these are simple sans serif forms, but Tanja is something unique; a Renaissance dot typeface.
Algebra is a broad-shouldered slab serif typeface built on superelliptical forms, designed by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau. Its loose spacing gives a remarkably comfortable texture in text, and its crisp detailing gives a distinctive and serious feeling at display sizes. Algebra balances strength with elegance.
Commercial Type’s second release of 2016 is Marr Sans Condensed, an expansion of Marr Sans. Designed by young Croatian designer Hrvoje Živčić, its a welcome addition to the original developed by Paul Barnes and Dave Foster in 2014.
Action Condensed was designed for the screen by Dutch type design legend Erik van Blokland, who was looking for typefaces for interface design without an overtly neutral personality. Each of the family’s four weights has three grades on the same width, allowing text to change weight on rollover without disrupting the layout.
Graphik now supports Greek and a number of languages that use the Cyrilic alphabet, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, and Serbian. The Cyrillic was drawn by Ilya Ruderman, and the Greek was drawn by Panos Haratzopoulos.