Releases

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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RELEASES | 1 JUNE 2013

New release: Dala Moa by Paul Barnes

Dala Moa is a sans serif stencil typeface for display, sharing the proportions of its cousin Dala Floda. It takes the same inspiration – the erosion of letters on stones – but takes the idea one step further with the removal of serifs, revealing basic underlying structures.
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RELEASES | 31 MAY 2013

Webfonts from Commercial Type

We are happy to announce that the bulk of our library is now available for use on the web. We're now licensing fonts for embedding in mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile directly from our site as well.
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RELEASES | 8 MAY 2013

New release: Guardian Sans Text

Commercial Type has released Guardian Sans Text, the final missing piece of the Guardian collection originally designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for that daily newspaper’s iconic redesign in 2005.
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RELEASES | 26 JUNE 2012

New release: Atlas Grotesk & Typewriter by Atelier Carvalho Bernau

We're delighted to announce the release of a new pair of typefaces by Atelier Carvalho Bernau: Atlas Grotesk, an all-new sans serif family in six weights; and Atlas Typewriter, a companion monospaced family also in six weights.
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RELEASES | 19 MAY 2012

New release: Publico Banner

Publico Banner was initially designed to meet the needs of magazine designers who found that Publico Headline was not quite sharp enough for enormous display type. Publico Banner offered designers Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, assisted by type designer Ross Milne, an opportunity to indulge their love of high-contrast, large x-height, very tightly spaced late 1970s display type.
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RELEASES | 15 MAY 2012

New release: Giorgio Sans Heavy and Black

In the process of adding a heavier weight of Giorgio Sans for Mark Porter and Simon Esterson's refresh of Portuguese daily newspaper Público, we realized that we could go even heavier, eventually ending up with Heavy and Black weights.
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RELEASES | 20 APRIL 2012

New release: 3 new widths of Guardian Sans Headline

Guardian Sans Headline has undergone a major expansion with the addition of three narrower widths: Narrow, Condensed, and X Condensed. Each is available in 9 weights with italics.
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RELEASES | 12 JANUARY 2012

New release: Marian by Paul Barnes

Commercial Type is pleased to announce the release of Marian, a new typeface family in 19 styles designed by Paul Barnes. Marian is a series of faithful revivals of some of the greats from the typographic canon: Austin, Baskerville, Bodoni, Fournier, Fleischman, Garamont, Granjon, Kis and van den Keere. The twist is that they have all been rendered as a hairline of near uniform weight, revealin...
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RELEASES | 7 OCTOBER 2011

New release: Austin Hairline by Berton Hasebe and Paul Barnes

When we first designed Austin in the middle of the last decade, we always imagined that it was as extreme as it could possibly be. Well of course it wasn't, as our new release Austin Hairline amply demonstrates.
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RELEASES | 30 NOVEMBER 2010

New release: Dala Floda by Paul Barnes

Today we announce our final release of 2010, Dala Floda, designed by Paul Barnes. Originally inspired by worn gravestone lettering and lettering on shipping crates, this typeface has its roots in the typefaces of the Renaissance but adds the twist of being a stencil letterform.
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RELEASES | 14 SEPTEMBER 2010

New release: Platform by Berton Hasebe

Today we are delighted to announce the release of Platform, the first published typeface by our staff type designer Berton Hasebe. This family is an exploration of how the geometric sans serif – one of the most well-trod genres of 20th century type design – might be approached in a contemporary context. Rather than aiming for perfection, Platform instead plays with the inherent crudeness in let...
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RELEASES | 22 JUNE 2010

New release: Lyon Display by Kai Bernau

Commercial Type are pleased to announce the release of Lyon Display, a new serif display typeface in 5 weights, designed by Kai Bernau as a headline companion for his Lyon Text family.
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