Custom Typefaces

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 17 FEBRUARY 2013

Schnyder for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz have designed Schnyder, a new serif display typeface, for the 2013 top-to-bottom redesign of T, the New York Times Style Magazine under new editor in chief Deborah Needleman and creative director Patrick Li and his team of Shawn Carney, Aurelie Pellissier, and Natalie Do.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 8 JANUARY 2013

3 new families for Helsingin Sanomat

Helsingin Sanomat is Finland's major daily newspaper, with a circulation of around 400,000 on weekdays. A broadsheet since its founding in 1905, the paper made the switch to tabloid format on 8 January 2013. We provided all of the type for the new design: Sanomat, a serif family for headlines in 8 weights; Helsingin, a sans family for display use in 9 weights; Helsingin Text in 6 weights; and a...
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 2 JANUARY 2013

A rounded sans revival for Bloomberg Businessweek

Paul Barnes's revival of a rounded sans serif originally produced by the Caslon foundry around 1839 provides levity in a special issue on investing, the final edition of Bloomberg Businessweek for 2012.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 19 NOVEMBER 2012

Publico Monospaced for Bloomberg Businessweek

Christian Schwartz created a monospaced version of Publico Text for Bloomberg Businessweek. Originally drawn (but not used) for the election special issue, it found its way into the November 19-25 2012 issue, in an article about the shady world of compounding pharmacies.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 12 OCTOBER 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek Election Issue

Bloomberg Businessweek put out a special issue on the US presidential election this week, once again completely upending their standard format to tell a story in depth. For this graphics-intensive issue, we created a monospaced version of Neue Haas Grotesk (not planned for future release), for use in typesetting the issue's data. A set of alternates gives the face the ability to feel more like ...
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