Paul in New England



Friday, 25 October

The Pavilion at Grace Church

300 Westminster St

Providence, RI 02903


Event begins at 7:00pm


Paul will be part of a panel discussion on the art and craft of typeface revivals together with Elizabeth Carey Smith, David Jonathan Ross, and Marie Otsuka. The evening will celebrate this year's winner of the Updike Prize for student type designers.


Register at the Providence Public Library event page



Tuesday, 29 October

Lesley University Amphitheater

UHall Room 2-1501

815 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02140


Doors Open at 6:45, presentation begins at 7:00pm


For over a decade Commercial Type have been designing and releasing contemporary typefaces; from modern classics like Graphik, Druk, Publico and Guardian through to more experimental faces like Orientation and Styrene. Some of them like Lyon and Portrait have been informed and inspired by the past, but not dominated by it.

    At the same time, Commercial Type's designers have been searching through the vast archive that is St Bride Library, looking for hidden gems; designs long forgotten and no longer available. Rather than being modern interpretations where the designer leaves an obvious mark, they are careful reconstructions, made not for yesterday, but for today’s users. They take the old forms, and expand them in new directions, while retaining the charm and beauty of the originals.

    Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes will explain the project, followed by a Q&A session



Attendance fees:

AIGA Member: $10

AIGA Student Member: $8

Non-Member: $15

Student Non-Member (ID Required): $9

Lesley Student (ID Required): FREE


Register at AIGA Boston's event page