News from 2014

MAGAZINES, PUBLICATIONS | 19 DECEMBER 2014

Metropolis redesigned with Marr Sans, Publico, and Druk

Venerable architecture, interiors, and product design magazine Metropolis has unveiled a clean, smart, and well-structured new look with their December 2014 issue, designed by Adam Lucas and Andrew LeClair, using Marr Sans and Publico Text and Text Mono throughout.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS | 19 DECEMBER 2014

Brush lettering workshop with Miguel Reyes in Oaxaca

Miguel will be giving a 2-day workshop on brush lettering as part of the Proyecta series of events being held between December and February to promote design and innovation in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. Miguel's workshop will be free of charge but is limited to 15 participants. For more information or to sign up, see the Proyecta website or the page for the workshop. Commercial Type is happ...
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Fri–Sat, 19–20 December 2014, 9:00-15:00

Centro de Investigaciones Culturales y Expresiones Artísticas de Zaachila (CICEAZ)​ Zaachila, Oaxaca

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POSTERS | 11 DECEMBER 2014

Posters for Dala Prisma in New York and London

We've printed a set of three posters for Dala Prisma, and they've been wheatpasted around New York and London.
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RELEASES | 1 DECEMBER 2014

New release: Dala Prisma by Paul Barnes and Ben Kiel

Dala Prisma is a development of the stencil typeface Dala Floda, replacing the solid forms with a series of stripes which vary in width, offering a wonderful optical effect. The family was conceived by Paul Barnes and drawn by Ben Kiel of Typefounding, using a purpose-built tool by the brilliant Frederik Berlaen, the creator of Robofont. Dala Prisma is available in three weights: Roman, with 3 ...
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 11 NOVEMBER 2014

Redesigning Vanity Fair: Chris Dixon & Christian Schwartz at the New York TDC

Chris Dixon and Christian Schwartz will be speaking together at a TDC Salon, focusing on Chris's redesign of Vanity Fair and the typeface family that Christian and Paul designed for him.
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 6:30–8:30pm

Type Directors Club

347 West 36th Street, Suite 603

New York, NY 10018

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RELEASES | 4 NOVEMBER 2014

New release: Produkt by Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz

Drawn by Berton Hasebe, Produkt is the slab serif version of the sans Graphik family. This typeface follows the twentieth century tradition of adding slabs to a European Grotesk to create an attractive and functional companion serif typeface.
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EXHIBITIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 NOVEMBER 2014

Caslon Doric for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial

Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz have drawn a custom version of Paul's Caslon Doric Black for the identity of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, designed by Project Projects. 
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UNRELEASED, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, PUBLICATIONS | 21 OCTOBER 2014

Produkt debuts in Le Matin Dimanche and Femina, redesigned by Ariel Cepeda

Ariel Cepeda has redesigned Le Dimanche Matin, the Sunday edition of the Lausanne-based French language Daily Le Dimanche, serving the Vaud region. Headline typography is in Kai Bernau's Lyon Display and Produkt, a slab serif companion to Graphik designed by Berton Hasebe with Christian Schwartz, slated for release in November 2014.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 16 OCTOBER 2014

Paul Barnes at “Les Didot et la typographie moderne (1782–1819)”

Paul will be one of the speakers at a symposium on Didot and Modern typefaces on 16–17 October 2014, organized by Sébas­tien Morli­ghem. The other speakers include James Mosley, François Rappo, and Loïc Sander.
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Thursday, 16 October 2014, lectures 10am–5pm

Minis­tère de la culture — DRAC Picardie

5 rue Henri Daussy

80000 Amiens

France

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SPECIMEN BOOK | 11 OCTOBER 2014

Specimen of Typefaces by Commercial Type, 2010–2014

We had some of our 2010-2014 type specimen books left, but we overwhelmed by demand, and they went much more quickly than we expected. We plan to print a new specimen in 2015, so do send your address if you would like to be on the mailing list for the next one: specimen@commercialtype.com.
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RELEASES | 8 OCTOBER 2014

New release: Darby Sans by Paul Barnes & Dan Milne

Commercial Type is delighted to announce the release of Darby Sans, a contemporary family of two related sans serifs: one is the functional Darby Sans; the other a more delicate and refined display version for large sizes, where the contrast is dramatically higher. Drawn by Paul Barnes together with Dan Milne, the roots of Darby lie in the British tradition of lettering and typefounding th...
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 2 OCTOBER 2014

Paul Barnes speaking in Edinburgh

Paul will be speaking at an event held by LongLunch in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he will discuss Marr Sans, among many other things.
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Thursday, 2 October 2014, doors at 7pm, lecture starts at 7:30pm

Main Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh College of Art

Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

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Tickets £8 / £6 for students
LETTERING, BON APPéTIT, PUBLICATIONS | 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Lettering for Bon Appétit’s Party Issue

Miguel Reyes lettered a number of headlines and dropcaps for Bon Appétit’s October 2014 "Party Issue" special package.
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TELEVISION, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 27 SEPTEMBER 2014

Custom version of Druk for Saturday Night Live

Pentagram designed new opening titles and bumpers for the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, which debuted on September 27. Berton Hasebe drew a custom version of Druk Condensed, slightly lighter and wider than the existing version.
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WEB | 10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Introducing the Webfonts Showcase

We are delighted to announce our new Webfonts Showcase, a set of sixteen microsites, each showing a different family from our library and highlighting a different aspect of its personality. See it now at showcase.commercialtype.com.
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LETTERING, BON APPéTIT, PUBLICATIONS | 8 SEPTEMBER 2014

Lettering for the 2014 Hot Ten in Bon Appétit

Commissioned by Alex Grossman and Kristin Eddington, Miguel Reyes and Christian Schwartz provided eleven pieces of lettering for the 2014 Hot Ten, Bon Appétit's annual list of the ten best new restuarants in the US.
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EVENTS | LECTURES, WORKSHOPS | 28 AUGUST 2014

Miguel Reyes at Tipos Latinos 2014 in Bogotá

Commercial Type designer Miguel Reyes will be conducting a 2-day lettering workshop and giving a talk entitled "Tipos Comerciales" at the 2014 Tipos Latinos conference in Bogotá.
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Thursday, 28 August 2014, lecture 3:00pm; Workshop Sat–Sun, 30–31 Aug, 2:00–6:00pm

Museo de Artes Gráficas

Imprenta Nacional

Carrera 66, N.º 24-09

Bogotá, Colombia

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UNRELEASED, PUBLICATIONS | 19 AUGUST 2014

Chiswick Sans Low in ’SUP

Another part of Paul Barnes's onging Chiswick project, first seen in O, the Oprah Magazine in 2010, and later in Document Journal in 2013, has made its public debut in the latest edition of ’SUP MAGAZINE.
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RELEASES | 13 AUGUST 2014

New release: Publico Text Mono

The forms of Commercial Type's latest release, Publico Text Mono, feel at once familiar and alien—recognizable as Publico, but with a distinctly strange texture. Greg Gadzowicz added the italics in 2014. In keeping with the un-designed aesthetic, the italics are optically corrected obliques.
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RELEASES | 12 AUGUST 2014

New release: Marian Text by Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes's Marian was designed for large sizes only, but the concept for the family was always about reduction to the underlying skeleton, rather than size, so Marian Text applies these principles to make a family that works for small sizes. Suddenly Marian is no longer just a beautiful series of display faces, but a useful text family.
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