Custom Typefaces

CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 23 OCTOBER 2019

Harding, a new typeface for Nature

Commercial Type partners Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz have designed a series of new typefaces for Nature, one of the world’s leading scientific journals. Working closely with creative director Kelly Krause and external design consultant Mark Porter, Barnes and Schwartz have created Harding, a multi weight text and display family
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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.
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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.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 18 FEBRUARY 2018

Kippenberger and Fact for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

Hanya Yanigahara is now editor in chief of T, the New York Times Style Magazine, leading creative director Patrick Li and his staff to reimagine the look of the magazine from front to back, once again enlisting Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz to create custom typefaces for the redesign: Kippenberger, an all-purpose sans; and Fact, a compact and utilitarian serif.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 23 JANUARY 2018

Chobani Serif for Chobani

Founded in 2005 and first appearing on shelves in 2007, Greek yogurt maker Chobani rebranded and introduced all new packaging at the end of 2017. The rebrand was carried out by the company's internal design team; two key elements of the new identity are the new logotype, drawn by Berton Hasebe, and a new typeface drawn by Berton in collaboration with Christian Schwartz.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 7 DECEMBER 2017

Eugenio, three related families for La Repubblica in Rome

The team of designers at Commercial Type recently worked to create a new typographic palette for the redesign of La Repubblica, a popular national daily newspaper in Rome, Italy. Combining three complete typefaces under the unifying theme of being uniquely Italian and refreshingly stylish; the Eugenio family consists of Eugenio Serif, Eugenio Sans, and Eugenio Text.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 2 JUNE 2017

MoMA Sans for the Museum of Modern Art

A major expansion project provided the impetus for a refresh of communications and signage at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, including a new typeface: MoMA Sans, a cohesive family designed to cover the full range of typographic needs, including exhibition graphics, subway posters, wall labels, film schedules, mobile apps, the website, and signage.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 25 MAY 2016

A new sans for The Atlantic

Creative director Darhil Crooks has commissioned a new display sans for The Atlantic. Drawn by Christian Schwartz, this typeface helps to give a new personality to the feature well.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 MAY 2016

Yandex Sans by Miguel Reyes and Ilya Ruderman

Yandex Sans, designed by Miguel Reyes and Moscow-based type designer Ilya Ruderman and art directed by Christian Schwartz, is a new corporate typeface for Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Gingrich for the 1000th issue of Esquire

Christian Schwartz drew a new display serif face called Gingrich for the 1000th issue of Esquire. The typeface is named for the founding editor of the magazine.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 23 AUGUST 2015

Graphik Round for the 2015 Hot Ten in Bon Appétit

Christian Schwartz drew Graphik Round Black for Bon Appétit's 2015 Hot Ten, their annual roundup of the ten best new restaurants in the US.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 10 AUGUST 2015

A titling face for New York magazine’s fall fashion issue

Greg Gazdowicz drew an all-caps titling typeface for New York magazine’s 2015 fall fashion issue.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 29 JUNE 2015

New typefaces for The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph has undergone a design transformation to mark its 160th anniversary. Under the guidance of design director, Jon Hill, one of the last remaining quality daily broadsheets in the UK has a completely new typographic dress from Commercial Type. Working closely with Hill was Commercial Type partner, Paul Barnes, who has developed two new type families as well as designing the new...
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 12 MAY 2015

New typefaces for the 29 daily newspapers published by The McClatchy Company, starting with 3 in California

The McClatchy Company publishes 29 daily newspapers across the US. Working with Garcia Media, they have spent the last year developing a unified design language that will bring together the print papers, mobile apps, and web editions with a more consistent overall look. We designed a set of typefaces that will help to bridge the gap between design consistency and individual character.
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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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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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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 13 MAY 2014

Poets Electra for poets.org

New York design studio Project Projects have redesigned poets.org, the online home of the Academy of American Poets. A major component of the redesign is a new digital revival of William Addison Dwiggins's Electra, first issued by Linotype in 1935, made with the kind permission of Monotype.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 13 APRIL 2014

Graphik Titling for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

A small addition to Graphik debuted in today's issue of T, the New York Times Style Magazine: Graphik Titling, based on the as-yet unreleased Condensed, X Condensed, and XX Condensed widths of Graphik.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 16 FEBRUARY 2014

Schnyder Wide for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

A Wide width in three weights has been added to Schnyder for this year's issues of T, the New York Times Style Magazine. Schnyder was originally designed by Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz for the 2013 top-to-bottom redesign by creative director Patrick Li and his team of Shawn Carney and Aurelie Pellissier.
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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 Haas G...
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