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CORPORATE DESIGN, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

Custom typeface by Tim Ripper for REI Co-op

Tim Ripper has drawn a new serif text and display family called REI Stuart for the latest evolution of the REI Co-op identity. The family is based loosely on the Plantin model, with a soft finish reminiscent of the routed lettering on National Parks Service signs.
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COMMERCIAL CLASSICS | 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

7 new families from Commercial Classics

Commercial Classics has released seven additional families, including a revival of Caslon Ionic No. 2 first seen in last year's relaunch of Interview magazine, and Thorowgood Grotesque, based on the first sans serif with a lowercase cut in the British Isles.
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COMMERCIAL CLASSICS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 AUGUST 2019

Custom typefaces for Rapha

Since its foundation 15 years ago, Rapha has been producing some of the finest cycling clothing in the world, both for amateurs and for the pro teams. Working closely with Rapha’s internal design team, Commercial Type partner (and long time cycling enthusiast) Paul Barnes and long time collaborator Dan Milne have created a new range of typefaces for the company, Rapha Sans and Rapha Serif.
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COMMERCIAL CLASSICS | 16 JULY 2019

Commercial Classics is live

We are proud to introduce a new venture, Commercial Classics. Many years in the making, this alternate library is dedicated to bringing historical typefaces back to life and making them available for contemprary design. Our initial set of six families includes extensive workhorse serif and sans serif families, along with four exuberant display families.
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EVENTS | PARTY | 11 JULY 2019

Commercial Classics launch party

Please join Commercial Type to celebrate the launch of Commercial Classics with type specimens, drinks, posters, a silent auction to benefit the St Bride Foundation, and a preview of an upcoming collaboration between Commercial Type and clothing label Dahsar. The party is co-hosted by Commercial Studio and Dahsar.
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Thursday, 11 July, 6:00–9:00pm

579 Broadway

New York, NY 10012

Advance RSVP necessary
EVENTS | PANEL DISCUSSION | 10 JULY 2019

Panel discussion on Historical Type in Contemporary Design

“Historical Type in Contemporary Design”, a panel discussion with Paul Barnes, Tobias Frere-Jones, Shira Inbar, and Elizabeth Carey Smith. Moderated by Angela Riechers. Admission is free. Hosted by the Parsons School of Design.
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Wednesday, 10 July, 7:00–8:30pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium

Parsons School of Design Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

66 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10011

Admission is free.
EVENTS | LECTURES | 8 JULY 2019

The Past is the Present

Lecture by Paul Barnes followed by Q&A with Greg Gazdowicz, Tim Ripper & Christian Schwartz. This talk is part of the Lubalin Lecture Series hosted by Type@Cooper at The Cooper Union. Admission is free.
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Monday, 8 July, 6:30–8:30pm

Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union

41 Cooper Square

New York, NY 10003

Admission is free.
COMMERCIAL CLASSICS | 2 JULY 2019

Commercial Classics launch events

We are planning a week of events in New York during the week of 8–11 July around the launch of Commercial Classics, including a lecture, a panel discussion, and a party.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 11 APRIL 2019

Variations on a Theme: Miguel Reyes at the TDC in New York

Type designer Miguel Reyes of Commercial Type will discuss the ideas and process behind Ayer, a new condensed display family originally drawn for W, a large-format glossy fashion magazine.
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Thursday, 11 April, 6:30–8:30pm

Type Directors Club

347 W 36th St Suite 603

New York, NY 10018

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TDC Members $5, Non-Members $30
RELEASES | 11 DECEMBER 2018

New Release: Orientation by Sandrine Nugue

Orientation, a new stencil typeface designed by Sandrine Nugue, makes a striking impression from the first glimpse. Typefaces designed for print are often used for signage, but it is rare for a typeface to go in the other direction, from signage to print and screen. With Orientation, this is exactly how it began.
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EVENTS | PANEL DISCUSSIONS | 11 OCTOBER 2018

Paul speaking at VOX POP London

Paul will be speaking at “Typographic Voices: Empowerment”, the third installment of VOX POP London, a series of panels organized by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design, together with Mike Abbink, Dr. Nadine Chahine, and Ty Drake. The panelists will examine how typography influences the impact of news across all media.
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Thursday, 11 October 2018, 6–9:30pm

St. Bride Foundation

14 St. Bride Lane

London, EC4Y 8EQ

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Tickets £30. 6pm reception, 6:30–8:30pm presentation, followed by cheese & wine.
RELEASES | 9 OCTOBER 2018

New Release: Superette by Ross Milne

Ross Milne's script typeface Superette was inspired by non-connecting script lettering he observed on a small island in southern Quebec. With its striking angle and purposefully non-joining letterforms, Superette is a gleeful celebration of what is often considered “bad taste” and an exploration of letterforms typically seen outside the context of graphic design.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS, LECTURES | 6 OCTOBER 2018

Miguel Reyes at BITS on the Beach

Miguel Reyes will be speaking and giving a workshop on casual brush lettering at the 8th edition of BITS, which will take place on the beach in Hua Hin instead of Bangkok this year.
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Sat–Sun, 6–7 October 2018, 10am–8pm

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

33/33 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin

Prachuap Khiri Khan

77110 Thailand

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Tickets $200 for full 2-day program.
RELEASES | 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

New release: Canela Condensed

Miguel Reyes has further expanded his popular Canela collection with a condensed display family. 
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RELEASES | 21 AUGUST 2018

New Release: Graphik Wide

Graphik is an exceptionally complete system of sans serifs designed to be a blank slate, perfectly suited for any style of expression. With the release of Graphik Wide, the rational grid of eight widths from XXXX Condensed to Wide, and nine weights with italics, is now complete.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 9 JULY 2018

Type As Context in T Magazine: Lecture by Patrick Li, Berton Hasebe, and Christian Schwartz at Type@Cooper

Together with T creative director Patrick Li, Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz will chat about the typefaces created for the two most recent incarnations of the magazine. They will share the development of three specific typeface families and discuss typography's intrinsic role in enabling unique editorial voices.
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Monday, 9 July 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

Rose Auditorium

Cooper Union

41 Cooper Sq

New York, NY

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Free to the public with advance registration
RELEASES | 12 JUNE 2018

New Release: Canela Text and Deck

To expand Canela’s range of usable sizes, Miguel Reyes has drawn two additional optical sizes: Canela Deck and Canela Text. Both families are designed to keep the elegance and beauty of the original display face while giving it the robustness it needs to work at smaller sizes.
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RELEASES | 1 MAY 2018

New Release: Schnyder, an Idiosyncratic Fashion Typeface

Schnyder was designed by Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz for the 2013 top-to-bottom redesign of T, the New York Times Style Magazine by creative director Patrick Li and his team. With three weights, four widths, and four optical sizes, Schnyder is a complete system for making beautiful, offbeat, and distinctive headline treatments.
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EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 21 APRIL 2018

Fontstand International Typography Conference

On April 21, 2018, Fontstand is organising a packed day of presentations and discussions in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. Paul Barnes will be speaking alongside Ilya Ruderman, Quentin Schmerber, Laura Meseguer, Catherine Dixon, and many other world-class type designers and typographers from around the world, discussing the creation and use of type in the 21st century. (The tickets are sold out)
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Saturday, 21 April 2018, 9:00am–7:00pm

Oris, House of Architecture

Kralja Držislava 3

10000 Zagreb

Croatia

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Tickets €100
EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 23 MARCH 2018

Type Drives Culture

Christian Schwartz will be speaking on a panel about custom type design together with Mike Abbink of IBM, Boyoung Lee of Sephora, Matteo Bologna of Mucca Design, and Leland Maschmeyer of Chobani at Type Drives Culture, a one-day conference organized by the New York Type Directors Club.
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Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:00am–7:30pm

SVA Theater

333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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Tickets $90 for TDC members, $125 for non-members, $100 for student non-members