News from 2012

PRESS | 1 DECEMBER 2012

Article in hiut magazine

Commercial Type was featured in the latest issue of hiut, a small-format magazine on typography and type design pulished in Seoul, South Korea. The issue also featured an in-depth review of Atlas Grotesk and Atlas Typewriter, notable because it's the first non-Hangul typeface they have reviewed.
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EVENTS | 29 NOVEMBER 2012

Paul Barnes lecturing at the KABK

The Beatrice Warde memorial lecture, "You Can't Repeat the Past", makes its first outing in mainland Europe at the KABK in the Hague, the Netherlands. Paul Barnes will be showing how his work relates to the past, and will be showing rarely seen images of the Caslon foundry, sans serifs from 1806, mono line letters from the 18th century and much, much more.
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Thursday, 29 November 2012, 3:00pm

KABK

Prinsessegracht 4

2514 AN Den Haag

Netherlands

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Limited seating available
BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 19 NOVEMBER 2012

Publico Monospaced for Bloomberg Businessweek

Christian Schwartz created a monospaced version of Publico Text for Bloomberg Businessweek. Originally drawn (but not used) for the election special issue, it found its way into the November 19-25 2012 issue, in an article about the shady world of compounding pharmacies.
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PUBLICATIONS | 14 NOVEMBER 2012

Atlas Typewriter in IL

Creative director Francesco Franchi recently added Atlas Typewriter to the type palette of IL, a monthly magazine published by Il Sole 24 Ore, a business newspaper in Milan, Italy. Atlas Typewriter is used for covers and display typography in addition to being used for hard data in complex information graphics.
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EVENTS | 8 NOVEMBER 2012

Workshop and Lecture by Christian Schwartz in Mexico City

Christian Schwartz will be teaching a workshop entitiled "Diseño de tipografía: de la calle al estudio" ("Type design: from the street to the studio") in Mexico City, hosted by Grupo Horma. He will also deliver a lecture at a one-day conference on typography, alongside speakers including David Kimura and Marina Garone.
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Thu–Sat, 8–10 November 2012

Workshop at Grupo Horma

Allende 21, Int. 402

esq. República de Cuba

Centro Histórico

06000 Ciudad de México

 

Lecture at Museo Franz Mayer

Av. Hidalgo 45, Cuauhtemoc

Centro Histórico

06300 Ciudad de México

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Workshop $ 3 900.00 pesos.
EVENTS | 19 OCTOBER 2012

Paul Barnes to speak at TYPO London

Paul will be speaking at TYPO London 2012, which has the theme "Social". Although this is just two days after his lecture at St Bride, he promises to deliver a completely different talk.
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Fri–Sat, 19–20 October 2012

Logan Hall

Institute of Education London

University of London

20 Bedford Way

London WC1H 0AL

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EVENTS | 18 OCTOBER 2012

Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture by Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes will be giving the annual Beatrice Warde Lecture at the St Bride Foundation in London. Entitled "You can't repeat the past", Paul's lecture will address how important the past has been in his work, how it has influenced many of his designs and what we can learn from it in making contemporary typefaces.
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Thursday, 18 October 2012, 7:00–9:00pm

St Bride Foundation

14 Bride Lane

London

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Open to the public. Tickets £5.
EVENTS | 17 OCTOBER 2012

TypoCakap with Christian Schwartz in Kuala Lumpur

Christian Schwartz will be lecturing on type design at Dasein Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur on the afternoon of October 17, hosted by TypoKaki.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 2:00–4:00pm

Dasein Art Academy

No. 3A-12-G, Jalan Wangsa Delima 10

Desa Wangsa, Sec 5, Wangsa Maju,

53300 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

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Limited space available.
BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 12 OCTOBER 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek Election Issue

Bloomberg Businessweek put out a special issue on the US presidential election this week, once again completely upending their standard format to tell a story in depth. For this graphics-intensive issue, we created a monospaced version of Neue Haas Grotesk (not planned for future release), for use in typesetting the issue's data. A set of alternates gives the face the ability to feel more like ...
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 11 OCTOBER 2012

Oboi for Wallpaper*

Wallpaper*'s November 2012 issue is the final of their for BRIC specials, each of which featured a custom typeface used throughout the issue. Christian Schwartz and Vincent Chan designed Обои (Oboi, Russian for "wallpaper") in one weight with support for both Latin and Cyrillic. Schwartz says, "It was difficult to come up with a typeface that looked distinctly Russian without falling into vario...
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LOGOTYPES, PUBLICATIONS | 6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Portrait in debut issue of Document Journal

Commercial Type is proud to have been involved with the launch of Document Journal, a new fashion, art, and culture magazine with a New York-centric point of view from Editorial Director and Publisher Nick Vogelson and Creative and Fashion Director James Valeri. Christian Schwartz and Berton Hasebe consulted on the magazine's typography, with Berton's forthcoming release Portrait anchoring...
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EVENTS | 30 AUGUST 2012

Paul Barnes speaking at Designyatra 2012

Paul Barnes will be speaking at Kyoorius Designyatra 2012 in Goa, India. The theme of this year's conference is "The Divide".
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30 August–1 September 2012

Grant Hyatt Goa

Bambolim, North Goa

Goa, India, 403206

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PRESS | 29 AUGUST 2012

Typecache interview with Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes has been interviewed by the nice people at Typecache, a new online compendium of type news and information.
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LETTERING, BON APPéTIT, PUBLICATIONS | 15 AUGUST 2012

Lettering for the Hot 10 in Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit magazine commissioned several pieces of lettering for the "Hot 10" list of America's best new restaurants in their September 2012 issue. This issue was a chance to combine two of our favorite design motifs: dots and dramatic swashes. Berton Hasebe worked with creative director Alex Grossman on the cover, and Christian Schwartz worked with art director Elizabeth Spiridakis on ...
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 14 AUGUST 2012

Glamour redesigns

The US edition of Glamour recently redesigned, using Brunel and Neue Haas Grotesk. Art director Sarah Viñas headed up the redesign, with creative director Geraldine Hessler, commissioning two very thin, especially high-contrast weights of Brunel.
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EVENTS | 28 JUNE 2012

Paul Barnes at “Out of the box: archive night at St Bride”

Eye magazine and the St Bride foundation are hosting an informal evening of graphic designers talking about their favorite objects from the vast collections at St Bride. The panel is made up of Sara De Bondt, Violetta Boxill, Simon Esterson, Alan Powers, Mark Thomson, and our own Paul Barnes.
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Thursday, 28 June 2012, doors open 6.30, main event from 7–9pm

St Bride Foundation

14 Bride Lane

London

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RELEASES | 26 JUNE 2012

New release: Atlas Grotesk & Typewriter by Atelier Carvalho Bernau

We're delighted to announce the release of a new pair of typefaces by Atelier Carvalho Bernau: Atlas Grotesk, an all-new sans serif family in six weights; and Atlas Typewriter, a companion monospaced family also in six weights.
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EVENTS | 5 JUNE 2012

Christian Schwartz at MagNet 2012

Christian Schwartz will be delivering two lectures on type design for publications at MagNet 2012, an annual conference in Toronto held by Magazines Canada.
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Tue–Fri, 5–8 June 2012

Courtyard Marriott Downtown

475 Yonge St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

Canada

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EVENTS | BOOKS | 29 MAY 2012

Book signing in Paris with Paul Barnes

On Tuesday 29 May at 7pm, Paul Barnes will be signing copies of newly published Marian, une collection de revivals at the office of Ypsilon Éditeur.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 7:00pm

Ypsilon Éditeur

34 bis rue Sorbier

75020 Paris, France

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RELEASES | 19 MAY 2012

New release: Publico Banner

Publico Banner was initially designed to meet the needs of magazine designers who found that Publico Headline was not quite sharp enough for enormous display type. Publico Banner offered designers Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, assisted by type designer Ross Milne, an opportunity to indulge their love of high-contrast, large x-height, very tightly spaced late 1970s display type.
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