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| 19 DECEMBER 2017

New Release: Dala Floda Cyrillic

Dala Floda, designed by Paul Barnes, was one of our first releases. Originally inspired by worn gravestone lettering and lettering on shipping crates, the elegance of the forms belies their everyday origins. After three years of work, Ilya Ruderman has completed a Cyrillic extension to the family.
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NEWSPAPERS, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 7 DECEMBER 2017

Eugenio, three related families for La Repubblica in Rome

The team of designers at Commercial Type recently worked to create a new typographic palette for the redesign of La Repubblica, a popular national daily newspaper in Rome, Italy. Combining three complete typefaces under the unifying theme of being uniquely Italian and refreshingly stylish; the Eugenio family consists of Eugenio Serif, Eugenio Sans, and Eugenio Text.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS | 2 DECEMBER 2017

Workshop with Miguel Reyes at Type@Cooper West

Miguel Reyes will be teaching an two-day introduction to sign painting at Type@Cooper West. This workshop will focus on the Casual Letter style, also known as single stroke or speed stroke, one of the most popular among sign painters today. No prior brush lettering experience is required. Handouts will be provided with the basic construction.
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Sat–Sun, 2–3 December 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm

Letterform Archive

1001 Mariposa St #304

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Tuition $420, plus material fee of $20
RELEASES | 24 OCTOBER 2017

New Release: Duplicate Soft & Round

Duplicate now been expanded to five related families with the addition of Duplicate Soft and Round, drawn by Miguel Reyes.
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| 10 OCTOBER 2017

New Release: Cyrillic support added to Druk

Druk, the singularly bold typeface designed by Berton Hasebe and released by Commercial Type in 2014, has now been expanded to support Cyrillic by the team of Russian designers Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromensky.
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RELEASES | 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

New Release: Six new widths of Graphik

Graphik was designed to be a blank slate; a “vanilla-flavored” typeface that is perfectly suited for whatever style of expression needed. From the beginning, Schwartz had a master plan to build Graphik into a large, multi-width typeface system with a rational approach to the grid of widths and weights. Ten years later, his plan is finally a reality.
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ARABIC, RELEASES | 18 SEPTEMBER 2017

New Release: Graphik Arabic

Graphik has been expanded by Lebanese type designers Waël Morcos and Khajag Apelian to support the Arabic script. Rather than simply adapting the Latin forms, Graphik Arabic has adapted the idea of Graphik—a plain, all-purpose sans serif suited both to expressive display use and to extended reading.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 2 JUNE 2017

MoMA Sans for the Museum of Modern Art

A major expansion project provided the impetus for a refresh of communications and signage at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, including a new typeface: MoMA Sans, a cohesive family designed to cover the full range of typographic needs, including exhibition graphics, subway posters, wall labels, film schedules, mobile apps, the website, and signage.
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RELEASES | 23 MAY 2017

New release: Sanomat by Paul Barnes

Sanomat is a new serif display family designed by Paul Barnes. Both serious and elegant, with an inviting warmth, it was originally commissioned by Sami Valtere in 2013 for his acclaimed redesign of Helsingin Sanomat.
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EVENTS | 19 APRIL 2017

Paul Barnes speaking at the SND conference in Charlotte

Paul will be speaking at the Society for News Design’s 2017 conference, Unite + Rebel. Paul’s talk will focus on our work for newspapers, and how type can help a publication’s distinctive voice make the leap from print to screen. Greg will also be giving a very short presentation, and we'll have an all new newsprint specimen for attendees.
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Wed–Fri, 19–21 April 2017

Sheraton Charlotte

555 South McDowell St, S Tower

Charlotte, NC 28204

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RELEASES | 18 APRIL 2017

New release: Algebra Display by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau

Algebra Display was designed by Altelier Carvalho Bernau for the US edition of Esquire, adding a gracefully aggressive tone to large headlines and initials. Like its all-purpose sibling Algebra, Algebra Display was inspired by the construction and proportions of Grotesks. The family has a contemporary air of brutality, with terminals and serifs abruptly sheared off.
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RELEASES | 10 APRIL 2017

New release: Chiswick by Paul Barnes

Chiswick is a collection of eight interrelated families in three sets – serif, sans, and grotesque – inspired by the vernacular style of lettering found in the British Isles from the 18th century onward. With a common skeletal structure, they range from the warm beauty of Chiswick to the industrial Chiswick Grotesque.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 21 MARCH 2017

Chiswick: A Vernacular Typeface
Lecture by Paul Barnes at Type@Cooper

As part of the Herb Lubalin Lecture Series for Type@Cooper in New York, Paul will speak in depth on the ideas, research, and process that went into the development of Chiswick.
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 6:30–8:30pm

Rose Auditorium

41 Cooper Square 

New York, NY 10003

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Free to the public with advance registration
EVENTS | APPEARANCES | 10 MARCH 2017

Type Over Time: A Celebration of 70 Years of the TDC

The New York Type Directors Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a day of lectures and discussions with such luminaries as Ed Benguiat, Louise Fili, and Erik Spiekermann. Our very own Greg Gazdowicz will be on a panel together with Elizabeth Carey Smith, Zipeng Zhu, and Jessica Svendsen, hosted by the famous Debbie Millman.
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Friday, 10 March 2017, 9am–7:30pm

School of Visual Arts Theatre

333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY

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RELEASES | 29 NOVEMBER 2016

New release: Styrene by Berton Hasebe

Styrene, a new sans serif by Berton Hasebe, is his latest exploration of proportion and simplicity in type design. The family's two widths offer different textures: version A is dogmatically geometric, with a strong personality, while version B is narrow though not truly condensed.
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EVENTS | LECTURES, TOUR | 7 NOVEMBER 2016

Miguel Reyes on tour in South America

Miguel will be in tour in South America in November, giving workshops and lectures in Colombia, Peru, and Argentina. He will also speak at the Biennial de Tipos Latinos in Santiago de Chile. More details inside.
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Mon–Wed, 7–23 November 2016

7 Nov: Cali, Colombia (Workshop)

9 Nov: Bogotá, Colombia (Lecture)

10 Nov: Lima, Peru (Lecture)

15–18 Nov: Santiago, Chile (Biennial de Tipos Latinos)

23 Nov: Mar del Plata, Argentina (Lecture)

25 Nov: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Lecture)

EVENTS | LECTURES | 7 NOVEMBER 2016

Christian Schwartz speaking in Seoul

Christian will be speaking at an evening of lectures and a roundtable discussion in Seoul, together with type designers Noël Leu from Grilli Type and Yongje Lee from Hiut Type School.
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Monday, 7 November 2016, 7:20–10:00pm

DMC 첨단산업센터

330 Seongam-ro, Mapo-gu

Seoul, South Korea

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Tickets W30,000 for general public, W15,000 for students, W10,000 for Hiut Type School students
EVENTS | LECTURES | 25 OCTOBER 2016

Talk at Paperless Post

Greg Gazdowicz, Miguel Reyes, and Christian Schwartz will be speaking as part of the series of design talks at Paperless Post.
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Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 6pm

Paperless Post

115 Broadway, 11th Floor

New York, NY

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Admission free, but RSVP is mandatory.
EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

Miguel Reyes speaking at Tipografía México

Miguel will be giving a lecture entitiled “Tipografía para Revistas Contemporáneas” (Type design for contemporary publications) on the first day of Tipografía México, a 2-day conference at CENTRO in Mexico City.
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30 September–1 October 2016, 9am–9pm

CENTRO, DISEÑO, CINE, Y TELEVISIÓN

Av Constituyentes 455, América

11820 Ciudad de México, D.F.

Mexico

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$800.00 MXN for students, $1,000.00 MXN for professionals
EVENTS | 28 SEPTEMBER 2016

Brush lettering workshop with Miguel Reyes in Mexico City

Miguel will be teaching a workshop on supermarket-style and casual brush lettering at the Spanish Cultural Center in Mexico City. 
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10am–7pm

Centro Cultura de España

República de Guatemala 18, Centro,

06010 Ciudad de México, D.F.

México

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