14 APRIL 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
Chiswick Sans High has had its first public use in issue number 4 of <a href="http://documentjournal.com"><i>Document Journal</a></i>, a New York-centric fashion, art, and culture magazine. started by Paul Barnes in 2009 when he was drawing Chiswick <b><a href="https://commercialtype.com/news/updates/wyatt_for_io_the_oprah_magazinei">(called Wyatt when it was used in the excellent 2010 redesign of <i>O, the Oprah Magazine</i> by Priest + Grace)</a></b> Whereas Brunel is a faithful depiction of British Modern typographic forms, Chiswick draws its inspiration from the lettering of the same time period: sign painting, architectural lettering, clock faces, and especially the lettering on gravestones. Though rarer than the seriffed forms, serifless letters were seen in this period as well, inspiring Paul to draw Chiswick Sans. This family has a very eccentric sort of elegance, dignified in the capitals and often downright odd in the lowercase.<br><br>The strange beauty of Chiswick Sans High works well for <i>Document</i> creative director Nick Vogelson's restrained display typography, as it has a strong enough character to hold its own at relatively small sizes, allowing him to make very bold use of negative space. <i><br><br>(Full disclosure: </i>Document<i> shares our office. This is how they end up using so many of our typefaces before they're finished and released.)</i>
13 APRIL 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
A small addition to Graphik debuted in today's issue of <i>T, the New York Times Style Magazine</i>: Graphik Titling, based on the as-yet unreleased Condensed, X Condensed, and XX Condensed widths of Graphik, reworked and redrawn to have 3 widths of the letters with the same stroke weights, in 3 weight variations. This allows the designers to use Graphik for the same eccentric and distinctive mixed-width headline treatments that Schnyder was designed for.
21 FEBRUARY 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
The latest issue of <a href="http://wallpaper.com"><i>Wallpaper*</i></a> uses <b><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/portrait">Portrait Inline</a></b> to great effect, along with the rest of the family and Darby Sans Text, for their 2014 Design Awards.
16 FEBRUARY 2014 | PUBLICATIONS
A Wide width in three weights has been added to Schnyder for this year's issues of <i>T, the New York Times Style Magazine</i>. <a href="https://commercialtype.com/news/updates/schnyder_for_t">Schnyder was originally designed</a> 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. Schnyder Wide expands the family in some interesting new directions, on one hand bringing a new airiness to the headlines on the elegant, understated opening spreads for the cover story on Phoebe Philo; on the other hand, the Wide provides even more variety of widths for the designers to play with in the mixed-width headline treatments that are a signature of T's display typography, particularly with a handful of extremely wide alternate forms.