Releases

RELEASES | 18 APRIL 2017

New release: Algebra Display by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau

Algebra Display was designed by Altelier Carvalho Bernau for the US edition of Esquire, adding a gracefully aggressive tone to large headlines and initials. Like its all-purpose sibling Algebra, Algebra Display was inspired by the construction and proportions of Grotesks. The family has a contemporary air of brutality, with terminals and serifs abruptly sheared off.
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RELEASES | 10 APRIL 2017

New release: Chiswick by Paul Barnes

Chiswick is a collection of eight interrelated families in three sets – serif, sans, and grotesque – inspired by the vernacular style of lettering found in the British Isles from the 18th century onward. With a common skeletal structure, they range from the warm beauty of Chiswick to the industrial Chiswick Grotesque.
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RELEASES | 29 NOVEMBER 2016

New release: Styrene by Berton Hasebe

Styrene, a new sans serif by Berton Hasebe, is his latest exploration of proportion and simplicity in type design. The family's two widths offer different textures: version A is dogmatically geometric, with a strong personality, while version B is narrow though not truly condensed.
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RELEASES | 13 SEPTEMBER 2016

New release: Robinson by Greg Gazdowicz

Robinson is the first release by Commercial Type designer Greg Gazdowicz. Inspired by calligraphic sans serifs from the first half of the 20th century, Gazdowicz aimed to make a contemporary sans that used the hallmarks of broad-nib construction to add visual interest without being explicitly calligraphic. The result is a crisp, refreshing sans with a lively personality.
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RELEASES | 15 JUNE 2016

New release: Le Jeune by Paul Barnes & Christian Schwartz

Le Jeune, originally designed by Commercial Type partners Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for Vanity Fair in 2013, is a modern adapation of the French Modern idiom. Named for the Parisian typefounder and punchcutter Joseph Mole Le Jeune, Le Jeune blends the precision of French neo-classical types with a contemporary x-height and ball terminal shapes from the Anglo-American tradition.
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RELEASES | 31 MAY 2016

New release: Austin News by Paul Barnes

Austin News is a collection of four closely related typefaces for headlines and text in both print and screen use. Adapted from the successful Austin families, originally designed for magazines, Austin News has compact ascenders and descenders for tight leading: classic news proportions.
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RELEASES | 5 MAY 2016

New release: Canela by Miguel Reyes

Canela, designed by Miguel Reyes, is a new typeface that defies easy categorization. Neither serif nor strictly sans, not overtly historical but drawing clear influence from Caslon Old Face, and somewhat soft in its finish while crisp in its contrast, Canela is obvious only in its grace and beauty.
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RELEASES | 21 APRIL 2016

Cyrillic and Greek support added to Giorgio Sans

Giorgio Sans now supports Greek and a number of languages that use the Cyrilic alphabet, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and Kazakh. The Cyrillic was drawn by Ilya Ruderman, and the Greek was drawn by Panos Haratzopoulos.
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RELEASES | 22 MARCH 2016

New release: Tanja

Typefaces made from circles are an intriguing proposition for graphic designers. Many are created for technical reasons, such as for dot matrix printers, or for large screens at sports events. Usually these are simple sans serif forms, but Tanja is something unique; a Renaissance dot typeface.
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RELEASES | 29 FEBRUARY 2016

New release: Algebra by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau

Algebra is a broad-shouldered slab serif typeface built on superelliptical forms, designed by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau. Its loose spacing gives a remarkably comfortable texture in text, and its crisp detailing gives a distinctive and serious feeling at display sizes. Algebra balances strength with elegance.
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RELEASES | 26 JANUARY 2016

New release: Marr Sans Condensed

Commercial Type’s second release of 2016 is Marr Sans Condensed, an expansion of Marr Sans. Designed by young Croatian designer Hrvoje Živčić, its a welcome addition to the original developed by Paul Barnes and Dave Foster in 2014.
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RELEASES | 12 JANUARY 2016

New release: Action Condensed by Erik van Blokland

Action Condensed was designed for the screen by Dutch type design legend Erik van Blokland, who was looking for typefaces for interface design without an overtly neutral personality. Each of the family’s four weights has three grades on the same width, allowing text to change weight on rollover without disrupting the layout.
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RELEASES | 23 NOVEMBER 2015

Cyrillic and Greek support added to Graphik

Graphik now supports Greek and a number of languages that use the Cyrilic alphabet, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, and Serbian. The Cyrillic was drawn by Ilya Ruderman, and the Greek was drawn by Panos Haratzopoulos.
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RELEASES | 27 AUGUST 2015

New release: Sanomat Sans

Commercial Type is pleased to announce the release of Sanomat Sans, a geometric sans with a wide range of weights in both display and text variants, originally drawn for the 2013 redesign of Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, including its digital and broadcast divisions.
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RELEASES | 2 APRIL 2015

New release: Druk Text by Berton Hasebe

Berton Hasebe has added two new families to the Druk collection: Druk Text and Druk Text Wide. These families are designed to be useful for the small elements of display typography that give structure and texture to a page without requiring dramatic changes in scale. Each is comprised of 4 weights with italics.
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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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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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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 that be...
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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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