Commercial Type News http://commercialtype.com/news The latest news from Commercial Type, including new releases, custom type projects, press coverage, and appearances. &copy; 2015 CommercialType en-us Rails Appearances: <h2>09 APRIL 2015 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/christian_schwartz_at_the_snd_conference_in_washington_dc">Christian Schwartz at the SND conference in Washington, DC</a></h3> <p>Christian Schwartz will be speaking on designing type for newspapers at a special session on type and typography at the Society for News Design conference in Washington, DC. This session has been organized by Roger Black, and the other speakers include David Berlow of Font Bureau and Dan Rhatigan of Monotype. For more information, see the <a href="http://www.snd.org/dc2015/">main conference site</a> or this page with <a href="http://www.snd.org/2014/12/typography-student-sessions-will-kick-off-snddc/">info in the special session.</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/165 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 165 Appearances: <h2>15 JANUARY 2015 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/paul_barnes_at_judgess_night_for_the_tdc">Paul Barnes at Judges’s Night for the TDC</a></h3> <p>Paul Barnes will be one of the judges for this year's TDC Typeface Design Competition, and will also speak alongside Garson Yu at the Judges' Night. More information on the competition <a href="http://www.tdc.org/news/ready-set-enter-the-tdc-2104-competitions-are-open/">is available on the TDC site.</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/157 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 157 Appearances: <h2>19 DECEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/brush_lettering_workshop_with_miguel_reyes_in_oaxaca">Brush lettering workshop with Miguel Reyes in Oaxaca</a></h3> <p>Miguel will be giving a 2-day workshop on brush lettering as part of the Proyecta series of events being held between December and February to promote design and innovation in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. Miguel's workshop will be free of charge but is limited to 15 participants. For more information or to sign up, see the <a href="http://www.proyecta.cdo.gob.mx">Proyecta website</a> or the <a href="http://cdo.gob.mx/esp/zaachila/">page for the workshop</a>. Commercial Type is happy to have sponsored this series of events with a license for the Duplicate collection, which has been used to great effect in their branding.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/163 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 163 Publications, magazines: <h2>19 DECEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/publications">PUBLICATIONS</a> | <a href="/news/categories/magazines">MAGAZINES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns"><i>Metropolis</i> redesigned with Marr Sans, Publico, and Druk</a></h3> <p>Venerable architecture, interiors, and product design magazine <a href="http://metropolismag.com"><strong><i>Metropolis</i></a></strong> has unveiled a clean, smart, and well-structured new look with their December 2014 issue. The redesign was done by New York-based designers <strong><a href ="http://www.andrewleclair.com">Andrew LeClair</strong></a> and <strong><a href="http://www.adamlucas.info">Adam Lucas</i></strong>, using <strong><a href="https://commercialtype.com/typefaces/marr_sans">Marr Sans</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://commercialtype.com/typefaces/publico">Publico Text and Text Mono</strong></a> throughout. Marr Sans performs admirably at all sizes, bringing subtle personality to delicate feature headlines, while keeping captions and both short and long blocks of text readable in the front section. Publico Text and Text Mono are mixed intelligently in the interviews, giving a distinct separation between the voices of the interviewer and interviewee while keeping them on equal levels in the hierarchy. Publico Text Mono also brings personality to very small text, including the magazine's spine, with its unusual texture. The logotype is set in <strong><a href="https://commercialtype.com/typefaces/druk/druk">Berton Hasebe's Druk</a></strong>, slightly modified to lock up tightly on the cover. </p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=0"><img alt="01_metropolisredesign-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358425244/01_MetropolisRedesign-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=1"><img alt="02_metropolisredesign-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358426622/02_MetropolisRedesign-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:140px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=2"><img alt="03_metropolisredesign-97-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358426837/03_MetropolisRedesign-97-xxx.jpg" style="left:280px;" width="97" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=3"><img alt="04_metropolisredesign-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358426298/04_MetropolisRedesign-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:397px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=4"><img alt="05_metropolisredesign-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358427264/05_MetropolisRedesign-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:577px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=5"><img alt="06_metropolisredesign-175-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358427183/06_MetropolisRedesign-175-xxx.jpg" style="left:757px;" width="175" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=6"><img alt="07_metropolisredesign-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358428214/07_MetropolisRedesign-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:952px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=7"><img alt="08_metropolisredesign-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358428950/08_MetropolisRedesign-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:1092px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=8"><img alt="09_metropolisredesign-161-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358429855/09_MetropolisRedesign-161-xxx.jpg" style="left:1272px;" width="161" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=9"><img alt="10_metropolisredesign-172-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358429979/10_MetropolisRedesign-172-xxx.jpg" style="left:1453px;" width="172" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=10"><img alt="11_metropolisredesign-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358429601/11_MetropolisRedesign-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:1645px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=11"><img alt="12_metropolisredesign-173-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358430657/12_MetropolisRedesign-173-xxx.jpg" style="left:1785px;" width="173" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=12"><img alt="13_metropolisredesign-172-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358430476/13_MetropolisRedesign-172-xxx.jpg" style="left:1978px;" width="172" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=13"><img alt="14_metropolisredesign-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358431669/14_MetropolisRedesign-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:2170px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/metropolis_redesigns?image=14"><img alt="15_metropolisredesign-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1421358431744/15_MetropolisRedesign-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:2310px;" width="160" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/164 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 164 Posters: <h2>11 DECEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/posters">POSTERS</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma">Posters for Dala Prisma in New York and London</a></h3> <p>We've printed a set of three posters for Dala Prisma, and they've been wheatpasted around New York and London. Please let us know if you see the posters around. We will be making a number of them available for purchase in early 2015. Watch this space for more information.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=0"><img alt="01_dpsoho-90-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328491553/01_DPSoho-90-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="90" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=1"><img alt="02_dpchinatown4-159-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328491858/02_DPChinatown4-159-xxx.jpg" style="left:110px;" width="159" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=2"><img alt="03_dpchinatown3-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328492471/03_DPChinatown3-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:289px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=3"><img alt="04_dpchinatown-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328493235/04_DPChinatown-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:469px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=4"><img alt="06_dpbrooklyn-165-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328494894/06_DPBrooklyn-165-xxx.jpg" style="left:609px;" width="165" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=5"><img alt="07_dpbrooklyn-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/141832849596/07_DPBrooklyn-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:794px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=6"><img alt="08_dpbrooklyn-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328495785/08_DPBrooklyn-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:934px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=7"><img alt="09_dpbrooklyn-152-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328495990/09_DPBrooklyn-152-xxx.jpg" style="left:1074px;" width="152" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=8"><img alt="10_dpbrooklyn-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328496434/10_DPBrooklyn-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:1246px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=9"><img alt="11_dpbrooklyn-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328496240/11_DPBrooklyn-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:1426px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=10"><img alt="12_dpbrooklyn-90-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328497993/12_DPBrooklyn-90-xxx.jpg" style="left:1566px;" width="90" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=11"><img alt="13_dpbrooklyn-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328497661/13_DPBrooklyn-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:1676px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=12"><img alt="14_dplondon01-184-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328497288/14_DPLondon01-184-xxx.jpg" style="left:1816px;" width="184" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=13"><img alt="15_dplondon02-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328498999/15_DPLondon02-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:2020px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=14"><img alt="16_dplondon03-120-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/141832849836/16_DPLondon03-120-xxx.jpg" style="left:2160px;" width="120" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/posters_for_dala_prisma?image=15"><img alt="17_dplondon04-187-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1418328499351/17_DPLondon04-187-xxx.jpg" style="left:2300px;" width="187" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/162 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 162 Releases: <h2>01 DECEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/releases">RELEASES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma"><i>New release:</i> Dala Prisma by Paul Barnes and Ben Kiel</a></h3> <p>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 strokes; Bold, with 4 strokes; and a striking Fat, with 5 strokes. <br><br> Stripes have always fascinated humans; we are drawn to and repelled by these forms found in the natural and manmade worlds. In the visual arts we find them everywhere. Typefaces with inscribed lines appeared in the Eighteenth century, but the first striped letter was probably made by Edmund Fry during the early years of the Nineteenth century. During the twentieth century the Klingspor foundry released a version of Rudolf Koch’s Kabel, named Prisma in the early 1930s, seemingly inspired by the striped neon letters found at night across Germany. In Dala Prisma, this optical effect is applied to the Renaissance style stencil, Dala Floda. The variation between thick and thin is exaggerated with multiple lines, which increase in number as the typefaces becomes bolder. With both roman and italic variants, Dala Prisma is a uniquely powerful display typeface. <br><br> Like Dala Floda, Dala Prisma has a full set of typographic features, including small capitals for the romans, an extensive set of ligatures, and expressive swash alternates for many italic capitals. The extreme thinning of lines means this family only works at large display sizes.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=0"><img alt="01_dalaprisma-title-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364505746/01_DalaPrisma-title-160-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=1"><img alt="02_dalaprisma-description-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364844126/02_DalaPrisma-description-160-xxx.png" style="left:180px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=2"><img alt="03_dalaprisma-description2-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364845982/03_DalaPrisma-description2-160-xxx.png" style="left:360px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=3"><img alt="04_dalaprisma-regular-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364845343/04_DalaPrisma-Regular-160-xxx.png" style="left:540px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=4"><img alt="05_dalaprisma-bold-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364845668/05_DalaPrisma-Bold-160-xxx.png" style="left:720px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=5"><img alt="06_dalaprisma-fat-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364846380/06_DalaPrisma-Fat-160-xxx.png" style="left:900px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=6"><img alt="07_dalaprisma-reguc-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364846307/07_DalaPrisma-RegUC-160-xxx.png" style="left:1080px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=7"><img alt="08_dalaprisma-bolduc-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364846680/08_DalaPrisma-BoldUC-160-xxx.png" style="left:1260px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=8"><img alt="09_dalaprisma-fatuc-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364844145/09_DalaPrisma-FatUC-160-xxx.png" style="left:1440px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=9"><img alt="10_dalaprisma-collection-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364510399/10_DalaPrisma-collection-160-xxx.png" style="left:1620px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=10"><img alt="11_dalaprisma-stripes-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364510421/11_DalaPrisma-stripes-160-xxx.png" style="left:1800px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=11"><img alt="12_dalaprisma-text-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364510919/12_DalaPrisma-text-160-xxx.png" style="left:1980px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=12"><img alt="13_dalaprisma-textital-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/14173645118/13_DalaPrisma-textital-160-xxx.png" style="left:2160px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=13"><img alt="14_dalaprisma-textuc-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364511144/14_DalaPrisma-textUC-160-xxx.png" style="left:2340px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=14"><img alt="15_dalaprisma-textucital-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364512156/15_DalaPrisma-textUCital-160-xxx.png" style="left:2520px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=15"><img alt="16_dalaprisma-swash-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364512792/16_DalaPrisma-swash-160-xxx.png" style="left:2700px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=16"><img alt="17_dalaprisma-sc-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364513645/17_DalaPrisma-SC-160-xxx.png" style="left:2880px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=17"><img alt="18_dalaprisma-figures-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364513844/18_DalaPrisma-figures-160-xxx.png" style="left:3060px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/dala_prisma?image=18"><img alt="19_dalaprisma-ligatures-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1417364514781/19_DalaPrisma-ligatures-160-xxx.png" style="left:3240px;" width="160" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/161 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 161 Appearances: <h2>11 NOVEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/redesigning_ivanity_fairi_chris_dixon_christian_schwartz_at_the_new_york_tdc">Redesigning <i>Vanity Fair</i>: Chris Dixon & Christian Schwartz at the New York TDC</a></h3> <p>From the TDC website: Chris Dixon arrived at <i>Vanity Fair</i> in 2011 from <i>New York</i> magazine. He began reworking the typography, page design, illustrations, infographics, and photography to evolve the iconic publication section by section. In 2012, he started his collaboration with Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes of Commercial Type on a six-month process to redesign <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s logo and create a new custom display typeface, a fresh interpretation of Didot that debuted in 2013. For more information or to register online, <a href="http://www.tdc.org/event/redesigning-vanity-fair-chris-dixon-and-christian-schwartz/">see the TDC site.</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/156 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 156 Releases: <h2>04 NOVEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/releases">RELEASES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt"><i>New Release:</i> Produkt by Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz</a></h3> <p>Drawn by Berton Hasebe, <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/graphik/produkt">Produkt</a></strong> is the slab serif version of the sans <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/graphik">Graphik</a></strong> family. This typeface follows the twentieth century tradition of adding slabs to a European Grotesk to create an attractive and functional companion serif typeface. Its serifs are relatively short, particularly in the heaviest weights, so it retains the compact proportions and regular texture that characterize Graphik. <br><br> The idea of adding serifs at Graphik at first seemed too obvious, and Christian Schwartz had dismissed the idea out of hand, but demand from users of the original made us speculate that it might be worth exploring. Berton Hasebe’s early sketches had an unexpected charm: the warmth of Graphik shone through, with the shortness of the serifs keeping it from looking clumsy. Hasebe then finished the family to match the full range of weights that make Graphik so useful. The light weights are pretty, the middle weights are functional, and the heavy weights have a feeling of authority, all suffused with the appealing geometry seen in Graphik. A handful of alternates change the overall tone of the typeface to a surprising degree. <br><br> The family made its debut in Ariel Cepeda's redesign of the Sunday edition of <i>Le Matin</i>, a French-language newspaper published in Lausanne, Switzerland. The heaviest weights give punch to section heads, while the other weights give structure to the opinion and sport sections. The light weights are used throughout <i>Femina</i>, the newspaper's weekly magazine for women.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=0"><img alt="01_produkt_fam-rom-191-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606379585/01_Produkt_fam-rom-191-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="191" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=1"><img alt="02_produkt_fam-ital-191-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606379518/02_Produkt_fam-ital-191-xxx.png" style="left:211px;" width="191" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=2"><img alt="03_produkt_caps-181-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606380322/03_Produkt_caps-181-xxx.png" style="left:422px;" width="181" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=3"><img alt="04_produkt graphik-236-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606380971/04_Produkt Graphik-236-xxx.png" style="left:623px;" width="236" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=4"><img alt="05_produkt_serifs-190-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606380801/05_Produkt_serifs-190-xxx.png" style="left:879px;" width="190" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=5"><img alt="06_produkt_weights-138-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606733519/06_Produkt_weights-138-xxx.png" style="left:1089px;" width="138" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=6"><img alt="07_produkt_alts-131-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606734521/07_Produkt_alts-131-xxx.png" style="left:1247px;" width="131" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=7"><img alt="08_lmd_acteur_photo-163-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606734299/08_LMD_Acteur_photo-163-xxx.jpg" style="left:1398px;" width="163" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=8"><img alt="09_lmd_page22-145-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606378310/09_LMD_page22-145-xxx.jpg" style="left:1581px;" width="145" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_produkt?image=9"><img alt="10_fem_toc-203-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1416606735779/10_Fem_TOC-203-xxx.jpg" style="left:1746px;" width="203" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/160 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 160 Custom typefaces, exhibitions: <h2>01 NOVEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/custom typefaces">CUSTOM TYPEFACES</a> | <a href="/news/categories/exhibitions">EXHIBITIONS</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/caslon_doric_for_the_2nd_istanbul_design_biennial">Caslon Doric for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial</a></h3> <p>Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz have drawn a custom version of Paul's Caslon Doric Black for the identity of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, designed by Project Projects. <br><br>From the press release: <i>“Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), curated by Zoë Ryan and associate curator Meredith Carruthers, the theme of this year’s edition is The Future Is Not What It Used To Be.<br> Under this overarching title, Zoë Ryan revisits the manifesto as a platform and catalyst for critical thinking in design. The biennial asks, how can we reclaim the manifesto for the 21st century and beyond, not only in the production of texts, but through actions, services, provocations, or objects and seize the potential to incite inventive outcomes?”<br><br></i> Inspired by old political tracts, the typeface has four italic styles in total: more and less urgent angles, each slanted both forward and back. This allows the designers to use shifting emphasis to draw different meanings out of the text. The typeface is used to ask provocative questions in both English and Turkish on the interior and exterior of the Galata Greek Primary School, the main venue for the biennial.<br><br> The Turkish accents have been aggressively simplified. The breve over Ğ, typically a curved form, is instead a flat stroke, and the accents below Ç and Ş are reduced to simple dots, matching the dot over İ. These simplifications have been taken from lettering and sign painting styles common in Turkey, and allow for the tight line spacing the designers needed to create a very dense texture.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/caslon_doric_for_the_2nd_istanbul_design_biennial?image=0"><img alt="01_idb-logotype-black-164-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1415026708948/01_IDB-logotype-black-164-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="164" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/caslon_doric_for_the_2nd_istanbul_design_biennial?image=1"><img alt="02_idb-english-145-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1415026684874/02_IDB-English-145-xxx.png" style="left:184px;" width="145" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/caslon_doric_for_the_2nd_istanbul_design_biennial?image=2"><img alt="03_idb-angles2-164-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1415026869665/03_IDB-angles2-164-xxx.png" style="left:349px;" width="164" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/caslon_doric_for_the_2nd_istanbul_design_biennial?image=3"><img alt="04_idb-turkish-185-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1415027022391/04_IDB-Turkish-185-xxx.png" style="left:533px;" width="185" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/159 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 159 Publications, newspapers, magazines, unreleased: <h2>21 OCTOBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/publications">PUBLICATIONS</a> | <a href="/news/categories/newspapers">NEWSPAPERS</a> | <a href="/news/categories/magazines">MAGAZINES</a> | <a href="/news/categories/unreleased">UNRELEASED</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin">Produkt debuts in <i>Le Dimanche Matin</i> and <i>Femina</i>, redesigned by Ariel Cepeda</a></h3> <p>Ariel Cepeda has redesigned <i>Le Dimanche Matin</i>, the Sunday edition of the Lausanne-based French language Daily <i>Le Dimanche</i>, serving the Vaud region. Headline typography is in Kai Bernau's <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/lyon/lyon_display">Lyon Display</strong></a> and <strong>Produkt</strong>, a slab serif companion to <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/graphik">Graphik</strong></a> designed by Berton Hasebe with Christian Schwartz, slated for release in November 2014. Text is in Bernau's <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/lyon/lyon_text">Lyon Text</strong></a>, with Graphik playing a supporting role in image captions, info graphics, maps, and other informational typography.<br><br>Cepeda has also redesigned the weekly women's magazine <i>Femina</i>, making bold use of Hasebe's <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/platform">Platform</strong></a> and Paul Barnes's complete <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/austin">Austin collection</strong></a>, with Austin Text for text and Austin and Austin Hairline for serif display. Produkt rounds out the type palette here as well, with the middle weights used for sidebars, the boldest weights used for section headers, coverlines, and page furniture, and the prettier light weights used for elegant display typography.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=0"><img alt="01_lmd_page01-80-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/14144465670/01_LMD_page01-80-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="80" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=1"><img alt="02_lmd_frontpage3-92-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141444656728/02_LMD_frontpage3-92-xxx.jpg" style="left:100px;" width="92" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=2"><img alt="03_lmd_page0203-161-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446568907/03_LMD_page0203-161-xxx.jpg" style="left:212px;" width="161" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=3"><img alt="04_lmd_sport econ-160-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446568976/04_LMD_Sport Econ-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:393px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=4"><img alt="05_lmd_text-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446569873/05_LMD_text-169-xxx.jpg" style="left:573px;" width="169" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=5"><img alt="06_lmd_acteur-80-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446569416/06_LMD_Acteur-80-xxx.jpg" style="left:762px;" width="80" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=6"><img alt="07_lmd_economie-80-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446570616/07_LMD_Economie-80-xxx.jpg" style="left:862px;" width="80" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=7"><img alt="08_lmd_text2-155-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446570229/08_LMD_text2-155-xxx.jpg" style="left:962px;" width="155" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=8"><img alt="09_lmd_acteur_photo-163-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446571462/09_LMD_Acteur_photo-163-xxx.jpg" style="left:1137px;" width="163" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=9"><img alt="10_lmd_page14-162-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446571687/10_LMD_page14-162-xxx.jpg" style="left:1320px;" width="162" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=10"><img alt="11_lmd_germs-160-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446572142/11_LMD_germs-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:1502px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=11"><img alt="12_lmd_page22-145-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446572852/12_LMD_page22-145-xxx.jpg" style="left:1682px;" width="145" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=12"><img alt="13_lmd_entertainment-182-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446573448/13_LMD_entertainment-182-xxx.jpg" style="left:1847px;" width="182" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=13"><img alt="14_fem_page01a-90-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446573832/14_Fem_page01a-90-xxx.jpg" style="left:2049px;" width="90" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=14"><img alt="15_fem_page01b-90-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/141444657428/15_Fem_page01b-90-xxx.jpg" style="left:2159px;" width="90" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=15"><img alt="16_fem_covercrop-156-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446574737/16_Fem_covercrop-156-xxx.jpg" style="left:2269px;" width="156" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=16"><img alt="17_fem_toc-203-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446575669/17_Fem_TOC-203-xxx.jpg" style="left:2445px;" width="203" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=17"><img alt="18_fem_page04-90-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446575938/18_Fem_page04-90-xxx.jpg" style="left:2668px;" width="90" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=18"><img alt="19_fem_page06-180-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446576434/19_Fem_page06-180-xxx.jpg" style="left:2778px;" width="180" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=19"><img alt="20_fem_text-165-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414446576668/20_Fem_text-165-xxx.jpg" style="left:2978px;" width="165" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=20"><img alt="21_fem_page21-180-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446566659/21_Fem_page21-180-xxx.jpg" style="left:3163px;" width="180" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=21"><img alt="22_fem_3way-177-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1414446566370/22_Fem_3way-177-xxx.jpg" style="left:3363px;" width="177" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/produkt_debuts_in_le_dimanche_matin?image=22"><img alt="23_fem_fantasmes-157-xxx" src="/uploads/800008/1414472278175/23_Fem_fantasmes-157-xxx.jpg" style="left:3560px;" width="157" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/158 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 158 Appearances: <h2>16 OCTOBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/paul_barnes_speaking_at_les_didot_et_la_typographie_moderne_17821819">Paul Barnes at “Les Didot et la typographie moderne (1782–1819)”</a></h3> <p>Paul will be one of the speakers at a symposium on Didot and Modern typefaces, organized by Sébas­tien Morli­ghem. The other speakers include James Mosley, François Rappo, and Loïc Sander. <a href="http://www.pointypo.com/les-didot-typographie-moderne-1782-1819-conferences-exposition/">See more at the conference website</a> (in French).</p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/153 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 153 Specimen book: <h2>11 OCTOBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/specimen book">SPECIMEN BOOK</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/specimen_of_typefaces_by_commercial_type">Specimen of Typefaces by Commercial Type, 2010–2014</a></h3> <p><del>We have a limited number of our 2010-2014 type specimen books left.</del> We were overwhelmed by demand for the specimens, and they went much more quickly than we expected. We plan to print a new specimen in 2015, so do send your address if you would like to be on the mailing list for the next one:<strong>specimen@commercialtype.com</strong>.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/specimen_of_typefaces_by_commercial_type?image=0"><img alt="01-20102014_covers-157-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1413066964911/01-20102014_covers-157-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="157" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/specimen_of_typefaces_by_commercial_type?image=1"><img alt="03-20102014_interiors-159-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1413066968494/03-20102014_interiors-159-xxx.jpg" style="left:177px;" width="159" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/specimen_of_typefaces_by_commercial_type?image=2"><img alt="04-20102014_interiorsecu-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1413066973107/04-20102014_interiorsECU-169-xxx.jpg" style="left:356px;" width="169" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/155 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 155 Releases: <h2>08 OCTOBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/releases">RELEASES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans"><i>New Release:</i> Darby Sans by Paul Barnes and Dan Milne</a></h3> <p>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. In style they can be described as humanist designs. Originally designed for <i>Wallpaper*</i> magazine, they are suited for many uses spanning editorial design, graphic design, corporate design and through to advertising. <br><br>Drawn by Paul Barnes together with Dan Milne, the roots of Darby lie in the British tradition of lettering and typefounding that began to flower in the middle of the eighteenth century. Behind the contemporary bodies, one can see the structural qualities of the three major type founders of this period; John Baskerville of Birmingham, Joseph Fry of Bristol and Alexander Wilson of Glasgow. The high body of the bowl of the <b>a</b>, the open <b>g</b>, and the bow in the <b>£</b> are all typical of the style. Both families have contrast between thick and thin strokes, a trait that has been unfashionable in sans serifs for many years, but has more recently seemed ripe for new exploration. Darby Sans, with its lower but still visible contrast, takes on the functional job of any contemporary sans serif, while Darby Sans Poster is a display typeface where the contrast is dramatically increased for greater elegance.<br><br>Darby Sans is a contemporary humanist sans serif that is at its heart a workhorse.<br>The family works effortlessly in all situations, from small text sizes to large, bold display use. We feel that it may be our best screen typeface to date, maintaining both readability and personality from 10px up to the largest display sizes. Rather than following the typical British sans serif model of Gill and Johnston, Darby Sans looks back instead to the eighteenth century. At its heart in the roman it follows the transitional forms found in the typefaces of Baskerville, Fry & Wilson, but also in the vernacular lettering style found in everyday life. These are the letters of the Age of Enlightenment; the name itself comes from the Darby family, famed pioneers of the industrial revolution. Stripping these forms of serifs and contrast renders an open and intelligent sans serif typeface suited for both print and for screen use. <br><br>High-contrast sans serifs offer a form of beauty and refinement we more typically associate with serif letters of luxury and elegance. Darby Sans Poster mixes the traditional skeleton of the transitional letter with a stripped down sans form to create a modern display face. Sans letters with high contrast reappeared in Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and Darby Sans Poster draws on these sources: lettering found on memorials, lettering on coins, and later in the typefaces of the Figgins foundry. While Darby Sans chooses a simple slanted italic, Darby Sans Poster’s italics are patterned on the condensed and upright style of Joseph Fry. More limited in use than its lower contrast sibling, Darby Sans Poster works best at large sizes where its beauty can truly sparkle.<br><br>A handful of alternates subtly modernize the forms, removing the tail from the lowercase <i>a</i> for tighter spacing, and closing the gap on the lowercase <i>g</i>.<br><br>Darby Sans and Darby Sans Poster each come in seven weights with italics. The collection is available for use on the desktop, for self-hosted web use, and for embedding in mobile apps.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=0"><img alt="01-darbysans_rom-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776079732/01-DarbySans_rom-200-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=1"><img alt="02-darbysans_ital-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776079338/02-DarbySans_ital-200-xxx.png" style="left:220px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=2"><img alt="03-darbysans_text-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776080981/03-DarbySans_text-200-xxx.png" style="left:440px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=3"><img alt="04-darbysans_sans posterrom-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141277608047/04-DarbySans_Sans PosterRom-200-xxx.png" style="left:660px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=4"><img alt="05-darbysans_sans posterital-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776081569/05-DarbySans_Sans PosterItal-200-xxx.png" style="left:880px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=5"><img alt="06-darbysans_posterrom-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776081844/06-DarbySans_posterrom-200-xxx.png" style="left:1100px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=6"><img alt="07-darbysans_posterita-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776082958/07-DarbySans_posterita-200-xxx.png" style="left:1320px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=7"><img alt="08-darbysans_posterrombig-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776083900/08-DarbySans_posterrombig-200-xxx.png" style="left:1540px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=8"><img alt="09-darbysans_posteritalbig-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776083920/09-DarbySans_posteritalbig-200-xxx.png" style="left:1760px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=9"><img alt="10-darbysans_figures-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776084929/10-DarbySans_figures-200-xxx.png" style="left:1980px;" width="200" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/new_release_darby_sans?image=10"><img alt="11-darbysans_alts-200-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412776084386/11-DarbySans_alts-200-xxx.png" style="left:2200px;" width="200" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/154 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 154 Appearances: <h2>02 OCTOBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/paul_barnes_speaking_in_edinburgh">Paul Barnes speaking in Edinburgh</a></h3> <p>Paul will be speaking at an event held by LongLunch in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he will discuss Marr Sans, among many other things. Tickets will be on sale soon. Please <a href="http://www.longlunch.com/emails/event57">see the event page for more information</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/141 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 141 Poster: <h2>29 SEPTEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/poster">POSTER</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/a_poster_by_peter_saville">A limited edition poster by Peter Saville for Paul’s LongLunch talk in Edinburgh</a></h3> <p>Attendees at Paul's talk in Edinburgh on 2 October can get a very special poster designed in Marian 1812, a typeface based on the first Scottish moderns of the Wilson foundry, by the legend that is Peter Saville. Printing by <a href="http://www.ashtonscreenprint.com/">Ashton Screepnprint</a>; Photograph by <a href ="http://www.burniston.com/">Gordon Burniston</a>.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/a_poster_by_peter_saville?image=0"><img alt="Barnesbyburniston-large-173-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412007614477/BarnesByBurniston-large-173-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="173" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/150 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 150 Publications, lettering: <h2>29 SEPTEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/publications">PUBLICATIONS</a> | <a href="/news/categories/lettering">LETTERING</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue">Lettering for <i>Bon Appétit</i>’s Party Issue</a></h3> <p>Miguel Reyes lettered a number of headlines and dropcaps for <i>Bon Appétit</i>’s October 2014 "Party Issue" special package. Working from the opening titles of a Royal Ascot horse race from the 1970s, several Tuscan alphabets drawn for Photolettering Inc., and both British and American Tuscan display faces from the 19th century, Miguel came up with a lettering style that could tie together the disparate articles in the package under the guiding theme of "Party Like Your Parents". The October 2014 issue also marks a minor redesign of the front section and the introduction of <a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/caponi"><strong>Caponi Text</strong</a> as the text face for longer articles.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=0"><img alt="01-baparty-opener-164-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412010417280/01-BAParty-opener-164-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="164" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=1"><img alt="02-baparty-opener-cu-114-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412010417468/02-BAParty-opener-CU-114-xxx.jpg" style="left:184px;" width="114" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=2"><img alt="03-baparty-serve-166-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412010516818/03-BAParty-serve-166-xxx.jpg" style="left:318px;" width="166" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=3"><img alt="04-baparty-serve_ecu-163-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412010516660/04-BAParty-serve_ECU-163-xxx.jpg" style="left:504px;" width="163" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=4"><img alt="05-baparty-pizza-153-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141201041873/05-BAParty-pizza-153-xxx.jpg" style="left:687px;" width="153" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=5"><img alt="06-baparty-saturday-161-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412010419797/06-BAParty-saturday-161-xxx.jpg" style="left:860px;" width="161" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_party_issue?image=6"><img alt="07-baparty-dropcap-179-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1412010419849/07-BAParty-dropcap-179-xxx.jpg" style="left:1041px;" width="179" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/152 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 152 Custom typefaces, television: <h2>27 SEPTEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/custom typefaces">CUSTOM TYPEFACES</a> | <a href="/news/categories/television">TELEVISION</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl">Custom version of Druk for <i>Saturday Night Live</i></a></h3> <p>Pentagram designed new opening titles and bumpers for the 40th season of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, which debuted on September 27. Berton Hasebe drew a custom version of Druk Condensed, slightly lighter and wider than the existing version.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=0"><img alt="01-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962783839/01-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=1"><img alt="02-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962784572/02-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:234px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=2"><img alt="03-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962784990/03-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:468px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=3"><img alt="04-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962785507/04-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:702px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=4"><img alt="05-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962785291/05-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:936px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=5"><img alt="06-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962786689/06-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:1170px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=6"><img alt="07-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962786898/07-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:1404px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=7"><img alt="08-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141196278788/08-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:1638px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=8"><img alt="09-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962787615/09-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:1872px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=9"><img alt="10-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962788626/10-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:2106px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=10"><img alt="11-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962788763/11-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:2340px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=11"><img alt="12-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141196278937/12-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:2574px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=12"><img alt="13-snl_open-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962789847/13-SNL_open-214-xxx.png" style="left:2808px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=13"><img alt="14-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962790851/14-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:3042px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=14"><img alt="15-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962790179/15-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:3276px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=15"><img alt="17-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962791385/17-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:3510px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=16"><img alt="18-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141196279185/18-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:3744px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=17"><img alt="19-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962792356/19-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:3978px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=18"><img alt="20-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/14119627922/20-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:4212px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=19"><img alt="21-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962793451/21-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:4446px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=20"><img alt="22-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141196279338/22-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:4680px;" width="214" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/custom_version_of_druk_for_snl?image=21"><img alt="23-snl_bumper-214-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1411962794176/23-SNL_bumper-214-xxx.png" style="left:4914px;" width="214" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/149 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 149 Webfonts: <h2>10 SEPTEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/webfonts">WEBFONTS</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/introducing_the_webfonts_showcase">Introducing the Webfonts Showcase</a></h3> <p>We are delighted to announce our new Webfonts Showcase, a set of sixteen microsites, each showing a different family from our library and highlighting a different aspect of its personality. See it now at <a href="http://showcase.commercialtype.com"><strong> showcase.commercialtype.com</a></strong>.<br><br>Every piece of text on this collection of microsites is rendered with our webfonts: no PNGs or SVGs are used, except on the “about this family” pages. For those of you who want to peek under the hood, the about pages also include a short explanation of how each microsite works. We hope you find these microsites entertaining, exciting, inspiring… or at least fun to play with for a few minutes. <br><br>Wael Morcos conceptualized and designed the 16 microsites and the homepage. Branimir Vasilić and Sarah Guck at GrayBits in Philadelphia carried out development. Kat JK Lee wrote the text for some of the microsites.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/introducing_the_webfonts_showcase?image=0"><img alt="Showcase-03-164-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410359319425/showcase-03-164-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="164" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/148 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 148 Publications, lettering: <h2>08 SEPTEMBER 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/publications">PUBLICATIONS</a> | <a href="/news/categories/lettering">LETTERING</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten">Lettering for the 2014 Hot Ten in <i>Bon Appetit</i></a></h3> <p>Commissioned by Alex Grossman and Kristin Eddington, Miguel Reyes and Christian Schwartz provided eleven pieces of lettering for the 2014 Hot Ten, <i>Bon Appetit</i>'s annual list of the ten best new restuarants in the US. The influences ranged from 1990s 'normcore' references to Pee-wee's Playhouse, and the final set shows a lot of diversity within specifc limits. Reyes and Schwartz also worked on the cover lettering, and Reyes worked with Eddington on a limited edition poster for the ten selected restaurants. <a href="http://instagram.com/p/sh1BX_FlCR">You can see a small video flipping through all of the spreads on Miguel's Instagram feed.</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=0"><img alt="00_bahotten2014-cover-93-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196316682/00_BAHotTen2014-Cover-93-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="93" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=1"><img alt="01_bahotten2014-opener-90-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196317531/01_BAHotTen2014-Opener-90-xxx.jpg" style="left:113px;" width="90" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=2"><img alt="02_bahotten2014-01_spread-159-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196317933/02_BAHotTen2014-01_spread-159-xxx.jpg" style="left:223px;" width="159" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=3"><img alt="03_bahotten2014-01_closeup-187-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196317574/03_BAHotTen2014-01_closeup-187-xxx.jpg" style="left:402px;" width="187" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=4"><img alt="04_bahotten2014-02_spread-163-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196318415/04_BAHotTen2014-02_spread-163-xxx.jpg" style="left:609px;" width="163" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=5"><img alt="05_bahotten2014-02_closeup-166-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196319558/05_BAHotTen2014-02_closeup-166-xxx.jpg" style="left:792px;" width="166" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=6"><img alt="06_bahotten2014-03_wide-183-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196319354/06_BAHotTen2014-03_wide-183-xxx.jpg" style="left:978px;" width="183" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=7"><img alt="07_bahotten2014-03_closeup-162-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196320971/07_BAHotTen2014-03_closeup-162-xxx.jpg" style="left:1181px;" width="162" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=8"><img alt="08_bahotten2014-04-172-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196320437/08_BAHotTen2014-04-172-xxx.jpg" style="left:1363px;" width="172" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=9"><img alt="09_bahotten2014-05_wide-99-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196320687/09_BAHotTen2014-05_wide-99-xxx.jpg" style="left:1555px;" width="99" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=10"><img alt="10_bahotten2014-05_closeup-153-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196321269/10_BAHotTen2014-05_closeup-153-xxx.jpg" style="left:1674px;" width="153" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=11"><img alt="11_bahotten2014-06_closeup-173-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196322486/11_BAHotTen2014-06_closeup-173-xxx.jpg" style="left:1847px;" width="173" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=12"><img alt="12_bahotten2014-06_wide-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141019632278/12_BAHotTen2014-06_wide-169-xxx.jpg" style="left:2040px;" width="169" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=13"><img alt="13_bahotten2014-07-159-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196323387/13_BAHotTen2014-07-159-xxx.jpg" style="left:2229px;" width="159" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=14"><img alt="14_bahotten2014-08-153-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196323904/14_BAHotTen2014-08-153-xxx.jpg" style="left:2408px;" width="153" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=15"><img alt="15_bahotten2014-09-160-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196324493/15_BAHotTen2014-09-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:2581px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=16"><img alt="16_bahotten2014-10-176-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196315959/16_BAHotTen2014-10-176-xxx.jpg" style="left:2761px;" width="176" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=17"><img alt="17_bahotten2014-poster-94-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1410196315913/17_BAHotTen2014-poster-94-xxx.jpg" style="left:2957px;" width="94" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/lettering_for_bon_appetit_2014_hot_ten?image=18"><img alt="18_bahotten2014-poster_closeup-158-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/141019631681/18_BAHotTen2014-poster_closeup-158-xxx.jpg" style="left:3071px;" width="158" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/147 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 147 Appearances: <h2>28 AUGUST 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/miguel_reyes_at_tipos_latinos_2014_in_bogot">Miguel Reyes at Tipos Latinos 2014 in Bogotá</a></h3> <p>Commercial Type designer Miguel Reyes will be conducting a 2-day lettering workshop and giving a talk entitled "Tipos Comerciales" at the 2014 Tipos Latinos conference in Bogotá. For more information, see <a href="https://es-es.facebook.com/tiposlatinos">the Tipos Latinos Facebook page (in Spanish).</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/145 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 145 Publications, unreleased: <h2>19 AUGUST 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/publications">PUBLICATIONS</a> | <a href="/news/categories/unreleased">UNRELEASED</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup">Chiswick Sans Low in <i>’SUP</i></a></h3> <p>Another part of Paul Barnes's onging Chiswick project, first seen in </i><a href="https://commercialtype.com/news/updates/wyatt_for_io_the_oprah_magazinei">O, the Oprah Magazine</a></i> in 2010, and later in <i><a href="https://commercialtype.com/news/updates/chiswick_sans_high_in_document">Document Journal</a></i> in 2013, has made its public debut in the latest edition of <a href="http://supmag.com">’SUP MAGAZINE.</a></strong> Chiswick (previously known as Wyatt) is a typographic revival of British vernacular letterforms of the 18th and 19th centuries, drawing on examples such as those found in lettering manuals, in architectural lettering, and expecially on gravestones. Chiswick is far more casual than the typefaces of the time, with an elegant and expressive italic.<br><br>Paul's exhaustive research turned up a handful of examples of sans serif lettering on gravestones, which inspired Chiswick Sans High, a high contrast, serifless companion to Chiswick. Other lettering of the period inspired him to attempt a low contrast version as well. Strangely, when the contrast is removed, a pure geometry in the shapes of the round bowls is exposed: <strong>O</strong> and <strong>o</strong> are circular. <br><br> The tension between elegance and crudeness in Chiswick Sans Low made it a good fit for a special desert mini-edition of ’SUP, centered around a small music festival the team put on in Topanga Canyon last winter. The issue was designed by Richard Turley and Tracy Ma, with photo editor Emily Keegin. All type in the issue is in three weights of Chiswick Sans, sometimes with psychedelic modifications by the designers, and it seemed to hold up well on the uncoated paper. The cover has been spray painted by hand, so each copy is slightly different.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=0"><img alt="01-sup-cover-99-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408492173592/01-SUP-cover-99-xxx.jpg" style="left:0px;" width="99" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=1"><img alt="02-sup-cover_ecu-173-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491958453/02-SUP-cover_ecu-173-xxx.jpg" style="left:119px;" width="173" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=2"><img alt="03-sup-spread-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491959238/03-SUP-spread-169-xxx.jpg" style="left:312px;" width="169" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=3"><img alt="04-sup-spread-163-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491959716/04-SUP-spread-163-xxx.jpg" style="left:501px;" width="163" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=4"><img alt="05-sup-text-157-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491959958/05-SUP-text-157-xxx.jpg" style="left:684px;" width="157" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=5"><img alt="06-sup-spread-163-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/140849196013/06-SUP-spread-163-xxx.jpg" style="left:861px;" width="163" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=6"><img alt="07-sup-text-160-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491960544/07-SUP-text-160-xxx.jpg" style="left:1044px;" width="160" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=7"><img alt="08-sup-spread-167-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491960771/08-SUP-spread-167-xxx.jpg" style="left:1224px;" width="167" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=8"><img alt="09-sup-text_weird-181-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491961642/09-SUP-text_weird-181-xxx.jpg" style="left:1411px;" width="181" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=9"><img alt="10-sup-decks-164-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491961338/10-SUP-decks-164-xxx.jpg" style="left:1612px;" width="164" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=10"><img alt="11-sup-spread_dark-170-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491961403/11-SUP-spread_dark-170-xxx.jpg" style="left:1796px;" width="170" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=11"><img alt="12-sup-text_dark-172-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491962699/12-SUP-text_dark-172-xxx.jpg" style="left:1986px;" width="172" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=12"><img alt="13-chiswick-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491958188/13-Chiswick-169-xxx.png" style="left:2178px;" width="169" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=13"><img alt="14-chiswicksans-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408492426778/14-ChiswickSans-169-xxx.png" style="left:2367px;" width="169" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/chiswick_sans_low_in_sup?image=14"><img alt="15-chiswicksanslow-169-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408491963463/15-ChiswickSansLow-169-xxx.png" style="left:2556px;" width="169" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/146 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 146 Releases: <h2>13 AUGUST 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/releases">RELEASES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono"><i>New release:</i> Publico Text Mono</a></h3> <p>When <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> was starting work on their election issue in 2012, Richard Turley commissioned a monospaced version of their sans, with the aim of using it to make data look purely like data, untouched by human hands. Commercial Type had moved into an office in Chinatown in New York earlier that year; Christian Schwartz had noticed monospaced serif type on many signs in the neighborhood, set in Latin alphabets that look as though they have been included almost as an afterthought in Chinese typefaces. Inspired by these awkwardly beguiling un-designed forms, he offered to draw a monospaced version of <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/publico/text">Publico Text</a></strong> as well, enabling data to look like data in <i>Businessweek</i>'s serif face as well. Though it was not space-efficient enough for this special issue, it appeared in info graphics and in feature headlines in quote a few subsequent issues. <br><br> The forms of <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/publico/text_mono">Publico Text Mono</a></strong> 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. <br><br> Narrow characters like I i j and l reduce the overall density of words, and make Publico Text Mono Roman feel lighter than its proportionally spaced equivalent at larger sizes. To help alleviate this for display usage, we have added a Roman No. 2, a stronger weight that better approximates the general color of the Roman weight in the other Publico families. The whole family is available for desktop, web, and mobile app licensing.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=0"><img alt="01-pubtextmono-famulc-114-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1408479948986/01-PubTextMono-famUlc-114-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="114" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=1"><img alt="02-pubtextmono-famcaps-114-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408479948963/02-PubTextMono-famcaps-114-xxx.png" style="left:134px;" width="114" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=2"><img alt="03-pubtextmono-bigger-177-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480152515/03-PubTextMono-bigger-177-xxx.png" style="left:268px;" width="177" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=3"><img alt="04-pubtextmono-comparison-177-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480153508/04-PubTextMono-comparison-177-xxx.png" style="left:465px;" width="177" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=4"><img alt="05-bbw-publico-mono-01-lr-171-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480153295/05-BBW-Publico-Mono-01-LR-171-xxx.jpg" style="left:662px;" width="171" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=5"><img alt="06-bbw-publico-mono-02-lr-181-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480154306/06-BBW-Publico-Mono-02-LR-181-xxx.jpg" style="left:853px;" width="181" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=6"><img alt="07-bbw-publico-mono-03-lr-191-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480154427/07-BBW-Publico-Mono-03-LR-191-xxx.jpg" style="left:1054px;" width="191" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=7"><img alt="09-bbw-etc-01-88-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480155415/09-BBW-ETC-01-88-xxx.jpg" style="left:1265px;" width="88" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=8"><img alt="10-bbw-etc-02-176-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480155295/10-BBW-ETC-02-176-xxx.jpg" style="left:1373px;" width="176" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=9"><img alt="11-bbw-etc-03-157-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480155181/11-BBW-ETC-03-157-xxx.jpg" style="left:1569px;" width="157" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=10"><img alt="12-bbw-etc-04-156-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408480305762/12-BBW-ETC-04-156-xxx.jpg" style="left:1746px;" width="156" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/publico_text_mono?image=11"><img alt="13-bbw-etc-06-157-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/140848030546/13-BBW-ETC-06-157-xxx.jpg" style="left:1922px;" width="157" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/144 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 144 Releases: <h2>12 AUGUST 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/releases">RELEASES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/marian_text"><i>New release:</i> Marian Text by Paul Barnes</a></h3> <p>Paul Barnes's <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/marian">Marian</a></strong> 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.<br><br>In the original, nine styles of the serif genre were rendered as ultra thin slab serifs, from the Renaissance of the sixteenth century through to the Scotch Roman of the early nineteenth century. <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/marian/text">Marian Text</a></strong> is a compendium of Marian’s ‘greatest hits’: Marian Text 1554 depicts the old style of Garamond & Granjon; John Baskerville’s transitional form becomes Marian Text 1757; and the modern of Bodoni, with swash capitals and all, becomes Marian Text 1800. And like the original, a black letter: Marian Text Black, referencing the forms of Hendrik van den Keere. Marian Text has subtle contrast only where strokes come together, to maintain the illusion of being monoline. Marian Text 1554 and 1800 were drawn by Sandra Carrera, during an internship at Commercial Type in 2013. Marian Text 1757 and Black were drawn by Commercial Type staff designer Miguel Reyes.<br><br>Because its strokes are so thin, Marian Text is best used at point sizes of 9pt and up. A 100&thinsp;:&thinsp;26 ratio of point size gives an exact mathematical match between the stroke weight of Marian and Marian Text, meaning that text set in 100pt Marian will precisely match 26pt Marian Text in stroke weight. However, this is a mathematical match, not necessarily a visual match. In order for the two faces to be optically equivalent, Marian Text should be set a bit smaller. We recommend a 100&thinsp;:&thinsp;20 ratio for equivalent weights.<br><br>All 7 styles of Marian Text are available for desktop, web, and mobile app licensing. Additionally, the original ultra-thin hairline versions of Marian 1554, 1757, 1800, and Black have been redrawn and manually hinted <strong><a href="http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/marian/web?license_platform=web">for use as webfonts.</a></strong></p> <div id="news_thumbs"> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=0"><img alt="00_mariantext-overview-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883560355/00_MarianText-overview-149-xxx.png" style="left:0px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=1"><img alt="01_mariantext1554-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883561575/01_MarianText1554-149-xxx.png" style="left:169px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=2"><img alt="02_mariantext1757-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883561381/02_MarianText1757-149-xxx.png" style="left:338px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=3"><img alt="03_mariantext1800-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883561527/03_MarianText1800-149-xxx.png" style="left:507px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=4"><img alt="04_mariantextblack-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883562777/04_MarianTextBlack-149-xxx.png" style="left:676px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=5"><img alt="05_mariantext1554-uc-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883562576/05_MarianText1554-UC-149-xxx.png" style="left:845px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=6"><img alt="06_mariantext1554-lc-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883563664/06_MarianText1554-lc-149-xxx.png" style="left:1014px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=7"><img alt="07_mariantext1757-uc_fix-149-xxx" src="/uploads/700007/1408116469888/07_MarianText1757-UC_fix-149-xxx.png" style="left:1183px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=8"><img alt="08_mariantext1757-lc_fix-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1408116469864/08_MarianText1757-lc_fix-149-xxx.png" style="left:1352px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=9"><img alt="09_mariantext1800-uc-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883564889/09_MarianText1800-UC-149-xxx.png" style="left:1521px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=10"><img alt="10_mariantext1800-lc-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883564350/10_MarianText1800-lc-149-xxx.png" style="left:1690px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=11"><img alt="11_mariantextblack-ulc-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883565855/11_MarianTextBlack-Ulc-149-xxx.png" style="left:1859px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=12"><img alt="12_mariantext-family-text-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883565485/12_MarianText-family-text-149-xxx.png" style="left:2028px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=13"><img alt="13_mariantext1554-invite-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883565689/13_MarianText1554-invite-149-xxx.png" style="left:2197px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=14"><img alt="14_mariantext1757-invite-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883566200/14_MarianText1757-invite-149-xxx.png" style="left:2366px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=15"><img alt="15_mariantext1800-invite-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883566859/15_MarianText1800-invite-149-xxx.png" style="left:2535px;" width="149" /></a> <a href="/news/updates/marian_text?image=16"><img alt="16_mariantextblack-invite-149-xxx" src="/uploads/600006/1407883566793/16_MarianTextBlack-invite-149-xxx.png" style="left:2704px;" width="149" /></a> </div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/143 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 143 Appearances: <h2>28 JULY 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/iwebfonts_are_just_fontsi_christian_schwartz_lecturing_at_typecooper"><i>Webfonts are just fonts</i>: lecture by Christian Schwartz at Type@Cooper</a></h3> <p>Christian Schwartz will reprise his lecture from last year's Ampersand conference, expanded to show some new projects and to reflect the fact that the world of webfonts continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Space is limited, so <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webfonts-are-just-fonts-with-christian-schwartz-tickets-11824512435?ref=elink">register online here.</a></p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/137 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 137 Appearances: <h2>22 JULY 2014 | <a href="/news/categories/appearances">APPEARANCES</a></h2> <h3><a href="/news/updates/easy_lessoning_3_louise_paradis_christian_schwartz">Easy Lessoning #3: Louise Paradis + Christian Schwartz</a></h3> <p>In the third installment of Roland Früh's <a href="http://www.easy-lessoning.com">Easy Lessoning</a> residency (together with Ryan Waller and Other Means) in Brooklyn, Christian Schwartz will speak on Commercial Type's work with <i>Vanity Fair</i> and Louise Paradis will present her research and design around the TM Typografische Monatsblätter.</p> <div id="news_thumbs"></div> CommercialType http://commercialtype.com/news/139 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 139