News from 2013

RELEASES | 17 DECEMBER 2013

New release: Duplicate by Christian Schwartz and Miguel Reyes

Previously known as Zizou, and before that Clouseau, Duplicate is a new family from Commercial Type that began as an experiment by Christian Schwartz to see what he would get if he drew Roger Excoffon’s iconic 20th century sans serif Antique Olive, a typeface Schwartz has long loved and admired, from memory.
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EVENTS | 22 NOVEMBER 2013

Paul & Christian at BITS MMXIII in Bangkok

Paul will be speaking at this year's Bangkok International Typographic Symposium (BITS), Asia's largest conference on typography. Additionally, both Paul and Christian will be running workshops.
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Fri–Sat, 22–23 November 2013

Bangkok Art and Cultural Center

Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand

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BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 15 NOVEMBER 2013

Neue Haas Grotesk Agate for Bloomberg Businessweek

This year, Bloomberg Businessweek’s year-end double issue is focused on the year ahead, but it also includes a number of very dense spreads of hard data from various industries, showing a snapshot of the current state of many companies. In order to pack as much information as possible into the limited space available, creative director Richard Turley commissioned an Agate version of Neue ...
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EVENTS | 4 NOVEMBER 2013

Christian Schwartz at RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors

Christian Schwartz will present a session called "Making Something out of Something: Typefaces, History, Culture and Meaning" at the third annual RE:DESIGN symposium for creative directors.
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Mon–Tue, 4–5 November 2013

Wythe Hotel

80 Wythe Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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EVENTS | WEB, CONFERENCES | 2 NOVEMBER 2013

Christian Schwartz at Ampersand 2013 in NYC

Christian Schwartz will reprise his appearance from the Ampersand Conference earlier this summer in Brighton, joining some of the same speakers and some new faces at the first Ampersand to take place in New York City. Christian will close the day with a talk called "Webfonts are just fonts".
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

The TimesCenter

242 W 41st St

New York, NY

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Registration $249 before 30 Sept, $349 after
EVENTS | 16 OCTOBER 2013

Paul speaking at The Modern Magazine

Paul will be speaking at "The Modern Magazine", a one-day conference put together by Jeremy Leslie of popular magazine design blog magCulture to celebrate the release of his latest book.
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins

King’s Cross

London

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Day ticket £140; Student/new graduate ticket £90 (graduated years 2012/13)
EVENTS | 10 OCTOBER 2013

Paul Barnes at SNDS in Copenhagen

Paul will be speaking on our experiences designing type for the news at the "Wrong" seminar, hosted by the Society of News Design Scandinavia.
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Thu–Fri, 10–11 October 2013

Scandic Copenhagen

Vester Søgade 6

1601 København

Denmark

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EVENTS | 9 OCTOBER 2013

Christian Schwartz participating in type critique at ATypI in Amsterdam

Together with Gerry Leonidas and Erik van Blokland, Christian Schwartz will be critiquing typefaces during an informal lunchtime session on the Saturday of the ATypI conference in Amsterdam. More information and signup will be available at the conference. Christian will also help to present the Prix Charles Peignot to this year's recipient during a ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
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Wed–Sun, 9–13 October 2013

Hotel NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Dam 9

1012 JS Amsterdam

Netherlands

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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 15 SEPTEMBER 2013

Duplicate Ionic for NZZ am Sonntag

Once known as Zizou, and before that Clouseau, Christian Schwartz's Duplicate has expanded from a small family of sans serifs into a 3-family collection. In addition to the Sans and Slab, the family has been rounded out with the Clarendon-inspired Duplicate Ionic, designed by Miguel Reyes (directed by Schwartz) for a redesign of Zurich's Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag recently completed b...
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RELEASES | 10 SEPTEMBER 2013

New release: Portrait by Berton Hasebe

We are very happy to announce the release of Portrait, a major new serif collection in 4 families totaling 29 styles, available today for desktop, web, and mobile app licensing. Portrait is Berton Hasebe’s sharply minimalist depiction of French Renaissance types.
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LOGOTYPES, PUBLICATIONS | 5 SEPTEMBER 2013

New logotype for Vanity Fair

The new logotype drawn by Christian Schwartz for Vanity Fair debuted on the 100th anniversary issue, dated October 2013. The look of the logotype refers both to the magazine's historical logotypes and to the new VF Didot typeface designed by Schwartz and Barnes for the magazine earlier in the year.
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 8 AUGUST 2013

Darby for Wallpaper*

Iconic British style and interiors magazine Wallpaper* has debuted a complete redesign with their September 2013 issue. The redesign was carried out by new creative director Sarah Douglas and art director Lee Belcher. The new type palette features Darby, a brand new typeface by Paul Barnes completed for this redesign, plus Berton Hasebe's Portrait, which is now complete and will be release...
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 5 AUGUST 2013

VF Didot for Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair design director Chris Dixon has been refreshing the look of the magazine since he arrived in late 2011. Part of this upgrade was a new display typeface to replace the Didot the magazine has been using for nearly 20 years. After nearly a year-long design process, VF Didot, designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, debuted on the cover of the August 2013 issue.
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EVENTS | WEB, CONFERENCES | 28 JUNE 2013

Christian Schwartz at Ampersand 2013 in Brighton

Christian Schwartz will be joining Erik Spiekermann, The Guardian's Andy Hume, The BBC's Kutlu Çanlıoğlu, & other luminaries on online typography at the 2013 Ampersand Conference in Brighton. Christian will end the day with a talk called "Webfonts are just fonts".
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Friday, 28 June 2013, 9:30–18:00

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Church Street

Brighton, BN1 1UG

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Registration £150, £75 for students
EVENTS | 7 JUNE 2013

Paul Barnes at Newsdesign13 in Zürich

Paul will be speaking at the annual conference of the SND DACH - the Society for News Design Deutschland / Österreich / Schweiz. For more information see the conference site or the SND DACH facebook page.
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Fri–Sat, 7–8 June 2013

Museum für Gestaltung

Ausstellungsstrasse 60

Zürich, Switzerland

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RELEASES | 1 JUNE 2013

New release: Dala Moa by Paul Barnes

Dala Moa is a sans serif stencil typeface for display, sharing the proportions of its cousin Dala Floda. It takes the same inspiration – the erosion of letters on stones – but takes the idea one step further with the removal of serifs, revealing basic underlying structures.
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RELEASES | 31 MAY 2013

Webfonts from Commercial Type

We are happy to announce that the bulk of our library is now available for use on the web. We're now licensing fonts for embedding in mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile directly from our site as well.
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BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 24 MAY 2013

Druk Wide by Berton Hasebe for Bloomberg Businessweek

Creative Director Richard Turley and his team, with help from consultant Mark Leeds, have refreshed Bloomberg Businessweek from top to bottom for the first time since their major redesign in 2010. The changes through the front section of the magazine are minor, but Etc. has been completely rethought, with an exuberant approach to display typography centered around the extremely condensed versio...
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EVENTS | 16 MAY 2013

Paul Barnes speaking at TypoBerlin 2013: Touch

Paul will be speaking at this year's TypoBerlin, the beloved international design conference. This year's theme is Touch.
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Thu–Sat, 16–18 May 2013

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures)

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Berlin, Germany

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Tickets from €550 (€279 for students)
NEWSPAPERS, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 9 MAY 2013

Duplex for MittMedia, a newspaper group in Sweden

Danish newspaper design specialists Ribergård + Munk commissioned a pair of headline typefaces from us as part of a sweeping overhaul of well over a dozen daily newspapers published throughout Sweden by MittMedia.
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