Releases

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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RELEASES | 11 JULY 2014

New release: Marr Sans by Paul Barnes and Dave Foster

Marr Sans is a 2014 revival of a characterful grotesque that appeared in only one weight during the 1870s. Paul Barnes and Dave Foster have expanded this original into a seven weight family. One of the innovations of the nineteenth century captured in Marr, are the first sans serif oldstyle figures in a typeface, at the time a considerable novelty.
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RELEASES | 3 JUNE 2014

New release: Druk by Berton Hasebe

Designed by Berton Hasebe, Druk is a study in extremes, featuring the narrowest, widest, and heaviest typefaces in the Commercial Type library to date.
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RELEASES | 14 APRIL 2014

New release: Gabriello by Paul Barnes and Miguel Reyes

Inspired by brush lettering, Gabriello was commissioned by Puma, and is now available for licensing. Paul Barnes originally designed Gabriello in a single Bold weight. Miguel Reyes added three lighter weights and one heavier weight, giving the family a casual flexibility for display uses far beyond apparel, in the vein of such classic display faces as Balloon and Dom Casual.
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RELEASES | 13 FEBRUARY 2014

New release: Caponi by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz

Most contemporary revivals of Giambattista Bodoni’s work have focused almost entirely on the elegant, high-contrast types that he cut in the early part of the nineteenth century. Caponi expands the notion of what Bodoni’s work was.
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RELEASES | 31 JANUARY 2014

New release: Cyrillic and Greek support added to Stag and Stag Sans

Stag and Stag Sans were designed by Christian Schwartz in 2005 for the US edition of Esquire, and have been two of our most popular families ever since their release in 2007. We had many requests for Cyrillic and Greek support for these families over the years, so we have added it to both families.
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RELEASES | 7 JANUARY 2014

New release: Austin Text by Paul Barnes

Austin was first designed in 2003 for the elegant display typography of Harpers & Queen, a British fashion magazine, and Paul Barnes had long wanted to augment the delicate display face with a more rugged version for smaller sizes. He finally found the time, and the result is a highly personable text face firmly in the British tradition, hewing much closer to the original types—cut by Richa...
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RELEASES | 17 DECEMBER 2013

New release: Duplicate by Christian Schwartz and Miguel Reyes

Previously known as Zizou, and before that Clouseau, Duplicate is a new family from Commercial Type that began as an experiment by Christian Schwartz to see what he would get if he drew Roger Excoffon’s iconic 20th century sans serif Antique Olive, a typeface Schwartz has long loved and admired, from memory.
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RELEASES | 10 SEPTEMBER 2013

New release: Portrait by Berton Hasebe

We are very happy to announce the release of Portrait, a major new serif collection in 4 families totaling 29 styles, available today for desktop, web, and mobile app licensing. Portrait is Berton Hasebe’s sharply minimalist depiction of French Renaissance types.
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