News from 2019

CORPORATE DESIGN, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

Custom typeface by Tim Ripper for REI Co-op

Tim Ripper has drawn a new serif text and display family called REI Stuart for the latest evolution of the REI Co-op identity. The family is based loosely on the Plantin model, with a soft finish reminiscent of the routed lettering on National Parks Service signs.
READ MORE
Rei stuart thumb 362 xxx q87
COMMERCIAL CLASSICS | 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

7 new families from Commercial Classics

Commercial Classics has released seven additional families, including a revival of Caslon Ionic No. 2 first seen in last year's relaunch of Interview magazine, and Thorowgood Grotesque, based on the first sans serif with a lowercase cut in the British Isles.
READ MORE
Classics round 2  373 xxx q87
COMMERCIAL CLASSICS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 AUGUST 2019

Custom typefaces for Rapha

Since its foundation 15 years ago, Rapha has been producing some of the finest cycling clothing in the world, both for amateurs and for the pro teams. Working closely with Rapha’s internal design team, Commercial Type partner (and long time cycling enthusiast) Paul Barnes and long time collaborator Dan Milne have created a new range of typefaces for the company, Rapha Sans and Rapha Serif.
READ MORE
Raphanews 1 403 xxx q87
COMMERCIAL CLASSICS | 16 JULY 2019

Commercial Classics is live

We are proud to introduce a new venture, Commercial Classics. Many years in the making, this alternate library is dedicated to bringing historical typefaces back to life and making them available for contemprary design. Our initial set of six families includes extensive workhorse serif and sans serif families, along with four exuberant display families.
READ MORE
Screen shot 2019 08 29 at 5.20.14pm 311 xxx q87
EVENTS | PARTY | 11 JULY 2019

Commercial Classics launch party

Please join Commercial Type to celebrate the launch of Commercial Classics with type specimens, drinks, posters, a silent auction to benefit the St Bride Foundation, and a preview of an upcoming collaboration between Commercial Type and clothing label Dahsar. The party is co-hosted by Commercial Studio and Dahsar.
READ MORE
Thursday, 11 July, 6:00–9:00pm

579 Broadway

New York, NY 10012

Advance RSVP necessary
EVENTS | PANEL DISCUSSION | 10 JULY 2019

Panel discussion on Historical Type in Contemporary Design

“Historical Type in Contemporary Design”, a panel discussion with Paul Barnes, Tobias Frere-Jones, Shira Inbar, and Elizabeth Carey Smith. Moderated by Angela Riechers. Admission is free. Hosted by the Parsons School of Design.
READ MORE
Wednesday, 10 July, 7:00–8:30pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium

Parsons School of Design Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

66 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10011

Admission is free.
EVENTS | LECTURES | 8 JULY 2019

The Past is the Present

Lecture by Paul Barnes followed by Q&A with Greg Gazdowicz, Tim Ripper & Christian Schwartz. This talk is part of the Lubalin Lecture Series hosted by Type@Cooper at The Cooper Union. Admission is free.
READ MORE
Monday, 8 July, 6:30–8:30pm

Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union

41 Cooper Square

New York, NY 10003

Admission is free.
COMMERCIAL CLASSICS | 2 JULY 2019

Commercial Classics launch events

We are planning a week of events in New York during the week of 8–11 July around the launch of Commercial Classics, including a lecture, a panel discussion, and a party.
READ MORE
Ccinstagramny ct thumb 384 xxx q87
EVENTS | LECTURES | 11 APRIL 2019

Variations on a Theme: Miguel Reyes at the TDC in New York

Type designer Miguel Reyes of Commercial Type will discuss the ideas and process behind Ayer, a new condensed display family originally drawn for W, a large-format glossy fashion magazine.
READ MORE
Thursday, 11 April, 6:30–8:30pm

Type Directors Club

347 W 36th St Suite 603

New York, NY 10018

See Map
TDC Members $5, Non-Members $30