New release: Publico Headline and Text
| 11 FEBRUARY 2010
Commercial Type has released Publico, a serif typeface for publications with variations for use at Headline and Text sizes. Designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, assisted by Kai Bernau and Ross Milne, this family now includes small caps and olstyle figures, expanding its usefulness beyond news. Although this family debuted in Mark Porter and Simon Esterson's 2006 redesign of Portuguese daily Público, it originated in the design process that resulted in the Guardian collection, and the two families share certain similarities, making for effective combinations between the two.
| 19 MAY 2012
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.
| 19 DECEMBER 2014
Venerable architecture, interiors, and product design magazine Metropolis has unveiled a clean, smart, and well-structured new look with their December 2014 issue, designed by Adam Lucas and Andrew LeClair, using Marr Sans and Publico Text and Text Mono throughout.
| 5 MARCH 2012
Mark Porter and Simon Esterson have refreshed their 2007 redesign of Público with some additions to the type palette.
| 13 AUGUST 2014
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.