News from 2012

RELEASES | 15 MAY 2012

New release: Giorgio Sans Heavy and Black

In the process of adding a heavier weight of Giorgio Sans for Mark Porter and Simon Esterson's refresh of Portuguese daily newspaper Público, we realized that we could go even heavier, eventually ending up with Heavy and Black weights.
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RELEASES | 20 APRIL 2012

New release: 3 new widths of Guardian Sans Headline

Guardian Sans Headline has undergone a major expansion with the addition of three narrower widths: Narrow, Condensed, and X Condensed. Each is available in 9 weights with italics.
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PRESS, BOOKS | 10 APRIL 2012

Marian, Une collection de revivals from Ypsilon.éditeur

Marian is the subject of a new book from Ypsilon.éditeur in France. Written by Paul Barnes and translated into French by Sébastien Morlighem, this book is the first title in the publisher's new series, 1|1, in the "Bibliothèque typographique" collection. The book is 56 pages long, features Paul's essay in both English and French, is printed in 2 colors, and is profusely illustrated.
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PRESS | 19 MARCH 2012

Interview in Eye 82

Editor in chief John Walters and creative director Simon Esterson sat down with Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz in London in November for a wide-ranging interview to be published in Eye magazine issue 82, winter 2012.
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PRESS | 16 MARCH 2012

Interview in Communication Arts

Angelynn Grant's interview with Commercial Type founders Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz is featured in the March/April 2012 issue of Communication Arts magazine.
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PRESS | 12 MARCH 2012

Berton Hasebe chosen for Print magazine’s New Visual Artists 2012

Berton Hasebe was chosen as one of Print's New Visual Artists this year, also known as the "20 Under 30".
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NEWSPAPERS, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 5 MARCH 2012

Público refreshed

Mark Porter and Simon Esterson have refreshed their 2007 redesign of Público with some additions to the type palette.
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SPORT, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 29 FEBRUARY 2012

New Umbro England football kit

Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes has designed the distinctive 2-tone numbers and letters that appear on the new Umbro England football kit. They will be launched on 29 February 2012 when England take on the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium. They were designed with Umbro’s design team led by Robert Warner.
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UNRELEASED | 25 FEBRUARY 2012

BULLETT magazine

The Spring 2012 "Obsessed Issue" of glossy style magazine BULLETT uses an all-new type palette made up of upcoming and existing typefaces from Commercial Type, selected in collaboration with Nick Vogelson.
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PUBLICATIONS | 19 FEBRUARY 2012

Platform in Glamcult independent style paper

Platform is the main typeface for both headlines and text in the recent redesign of Glamcult, a large-format independent style paper based in the Netherlands. The February 2012 issue, where the redesign debuted, featured a short interview with Berton Hasebe.
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JOBS | 2 FEBRUARY 2012

Commercial Type has an immediate opening for a Font Technician

We are offering a full-time position with benefits for someone to handle mastering and testing of fonts in both current and legacy formats, and to handle technical support. Ideal candidates will have an interest in and experience with webfont production and implementation.
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RELEASES | 12 JANUARY 2012

New release: Marian by Paul Barnes

Commercial Type is pleased to announce the release of Marian, a new typeface family in 19 styles designed by Paul Barnes. Marian is a series of faithful revivals of some of the greats from the typographic canon: Austin, Baskerville, Bodoni, Fournier, Fleischman, Garamont, Granjon, Kis and van den Keere. The twist is that they have all been rendered as a hairline of near uniform weight, revealin...
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