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RELEASES | 26 JANUARY 2016

New release: Marr Sans Condensed

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.
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RELEASES | 12 JANUARY 2016

New Release: Action Condensed by Erik van Blokland

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.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS | 30 NOVEMBER 2015

Workshop and Lecture by Greg Gazdowicz at Cranbrook

Greg will be at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, giving a lecture on his work and teaching a two-day introductory workshop on type design, focusing on sketching and quickly generating ideas.
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30 November–2 December 2015

Cranbrook Academy of Art

39221 Woodward Avenue

Bloomfield Hills, MI

48303-0801

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Only open to students in the 2D Design Department.
RELEASES | 23 NOVEMBER 2015

Cyrillic and Greek support added to Graphik

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.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES | 30 OCTOBER 2015

Christian Schwartz speaking at BITS MMXV in Bangkok

Christian Schwartz will be speaking at this year's Bankgok International Typographic Symposium (BITS), the biggest international type conference in Asia. He will also be conducting a special workshop the day before. Please visit the conference site for more details.
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30 October–1 November 2015

Workshop at Thailand Creative & Design Center

622 Emporium Tower 24th Fl.,

Sukhumvit 24 Rd.

Klongton, Klongtoey

Bangkok 10110

 

Conference at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

939 Rama 1 Rd

Pathum Wan

Bangkok 10330

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EVENTS | LECTURES | 28 OCTOBER 2015

Christian Schwartz in Singapore for LetterLove #1

Christian will be speaking at the inaugural LetterLove, a brand new quarterly series of talks aimed to build awareness of typography and type design education in Singapore and the region, organized by our friends Mark & Sarah de Winne of Relay Room.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 7:30pm

Matrix Auditorium, Biopolis

(Matrix Building, Level 2)

Singapore

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Tickets $28 (Standard), $18 (Student). Early Bird Standard tickets $25 before 1 October. Prices are in Singapore dollars.
LETTERING | 13 OCTOBER 2015

Sekford Type 1A watch released

Commercial Type has provided the numbers and other lettering for a new watch that celebrates English heritage.
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EVENTS | 1 OCTOBER 2015

Miguel Reyes lecture in Mexico City

As part of the new postgraduate program called “Type Innovation” at CENTRO, Diseño, cine y televisión in Mexico City, Miguel Reyes will be teaching the introductory course on Letter Design. In advance of the first class, Miguel will give a public lecture on his work with Commercial Type.
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Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4pm

CENTRO. Diseño, cine y televisión

Avenida Constituyentes 455

América, Miguel Hidalgo. México DF

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EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 19 SEPTEMBER 2015

Christian Schwartz speaking at Serebro Nabora in Moscow

Christian Schwartz will be taking a brief side trip during the North American tour to speak at Serebro Nabora, a type conference in Moscow.
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Sat–Sun, 19–20 September 2015

Central House of Architects

Moscow, Granatny pereulok, 7 bld. 1

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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, MAGAZINES, ESQUIRE | 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Gingrich for the 1000th issue of Esquire

Christian Schwartz drew a new display serif face called Gingrich for the 1000th issue of Esquire. The typeface is named for the founding editor of the magazine.
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RELEASES | 3 SEPTEMBER 2015

FitFont from Type Project

We have licensed a number of our typefaces to serve as the Latin portion of Japanese typefaces available through the unique FitFont service by Type Project.
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EVENTS | LECTURES, TOUR | 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

2015 North American Tour

Paul and Christian will be giving a series of 20 lectures across North America in September and October, starting in Vancouver and ending in Washington DC. More info inside.
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1 September–23 October 2015

September

1 Tuesday Vancouver SOLD OUT

3 Thursday Seattle

8 Tuesday Chicago SOLD OUT

10 Thursday Salt Lake City

12 Saturday Minneapolis

16 Wednesday Dallas

20 Sunday St Louis

21 Monday San Francisco SOLD OUT

23 Wednesday Austin SOLD OUT

24 Thursday Houston

28 Monday Baton Rouge

30 Wednesday New York SOLD OUT

 

October

1 Thursday Pittsburgh

8 Thursday Akron SOLD OUT

13 Tuesday Philadelphia

16 Friday Nashville

20 Tuesday Raleigh Will be rescheduled

21 Wednesday Richmond

22 Thursday Baltimore

23 Friday Washington, DC

RELEASES | 27 AUGUST 2015

New release: Sanomat Sans

Commercial Type is pleased to announce the release of Sanomat Sans, a geometric sans with a wide range of weights in both display and text variants, originally drawn for the 2013 redesign of Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, including its digital and broadcast divisions.
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, MAGAZINES, BON APPéTIT | 23 AUGUST 2015

Graphik Round for the 2015 Hot Ten in Bon Appétit

Christian Schwartz drew Graphik Round Black for Bon Appétit's 2015 Hot Ten, their annual roundup of the ten best new restaurants in the US.
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, MAGAZINES | 10 AUGUST 2015

A titling face for New York magazine’s fall fashion issue

Greg Gazdowicz drew an all-caps titling typeface for New York magazine’s 2015 fall fashion issue.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 22 JULY 2015

Paul speaking at the Typography Summer School

Typography Summer School is a meeting place for graduates of graphic design, wanting to bridge the gap between student and professional and learn more about typography. The school brings together leading practitioners and participants to study, exchange ideas, and investigate the discipline.
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 5pm

X Marks the Bökship / Matt’s Gallery

42–44 Copperfield Road

London E3 4RR 

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Open only to attendees of Typography Summer School.
PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, NEWSPAPERS | 29 JUNE 2015

New typefaces for The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph has undergone a design transformation to mark its 160th anniversary. Under the guidance of design director, Jon Hill, one of the last remaining quality daily broadsheets in the UK has a completely new typographic dress from Commercial Type. Working closely with Hill was Commercial Type partner, Paul Barnes, who has developed two new type families as well as designing the new...
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EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 12 JUNE 2015

Typographics Conference

Typographics is a 10-day design festival devoted to contemporary typography, with talks, workshops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at Cooper Union in New York City. Christian Schwartz will be speaking on newspaper type on Saturday.
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Fri–Sat, 12–13 June 2015

Cooper Union

Great Hall

7 East 7th Street

New York, NY

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Conference entry $400 for professionals, $350 for educators, $250 for students. Some events free.
LICENSING | 22 MAY 2015

We’re on Fontstand

Fontstand, a new service for testing fonts and renting font licenses, has launched today with over 20 independent type foundries participating, including Commercial Type.
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, NEWSPAPERS | 12 MAY 2015

New typefaces for the 29 daily newspapers published by The McClatchy Company, starting with 3 in California

The McClatchy Company publishes 29 daily newspapers across the US. Working with Garcia Media, they have spent the last year developing a unified design language that will bring together the print papers, mobile apps, and web editions with a more consistent overall look. We designed a set of typefaces that will help to bridge the gap between design consistency and individual character.
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