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EVENTS | 28 APRIL 2016

Christian speaking at CalArts

Christian will be speaking at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA on April 28.
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Thursday, 28 April, 4:30pm

California Institute of the Arts

24700 McBean Parkway

Valencia, CA

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Open to the public
LICENSING | 21 APRIL 2016

Type.today is open

Our friends Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky of CSTM Fonts have launched a new type distributor called type.today. Based on Moscow, this new company specializes in Cyrillic typefaces, and will distribute all of the typefaces from our library that Ilya has added Cyrillic support to.
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EVENTS | 16 APRIL 2016

Christian speaking in Mexico City

Christian will be giving a talk entitiled "Type as voice, type as culture" in Mexico City at Centro de diseño, cine y televisión. He will also spend the week with the students in the postgraduate type design program, following up on Miguel's time with them last fall.
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Saturday, 16 April, 15:45

Centro de diseño, cine y televisión

Av. Constituyentes 455, Ciudad de México

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Open to the public with advance registration.
STENCILS | 28 MARCH 2016

Post No Bills: Tanja in use

Our neighborhood in New York is full of construction sites, so we made some stencils to see how Tanja would work in a more utilitarian setting.
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RELEASES | 22 MARCH 2016

New release: Tanja

Typefaces made from circles are an intriguing proposition for graphic designers. Many are created for technical reasons, such as for dot matrix printers, or for large screens at sports events. Usually these are simple sans serif forms, but Tanja is something unique; a Renaissance dot typeface.
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EVENTS | TOUR, LECTURES | 11 MARCH 2016

Christian speaking in Montréal

Christian will be speaking in Montréal on Friday 11 March, at an event hosted by Concordia University.
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Friday, 11 March, Doors open at 5:30

Concordia University

1515 St. Catherine St. West

EV 6.720 (6th floor, enter from the garage door)

Montreal, Quebec H3G 2W1

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EVENTS | 8 MARCH 2016

Type Tuesday at St Bride Library

Paul will be MCing Eye Magazine's next Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library.
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Tuesday, 8 March

St Bride Library

14 Bride Lane

London EC4Y 8EQ

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19:00 to 22:00
RELEASES | 29 FEBRUARY 2016

New release: Algebra by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau

Algebra is a broad-shouldered slab serif typeface built on superelliptical forms, designed by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau. Its loose spacing gives a remarkably comfortable texture in text, and its crisp detailing gives a distinctive and serious feeling at display sizes. Algebra balances strength with elegance.
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EVENTS | 24 FEBRUARY 2016

Coralie Bickford-Smith & Paul Barnes speaking in Reading

Paul will appear in conversation with author Coralie Bickford-Smith in celebration of Reading 2016 Year of Culture. The event will be MCed by Eric Kindel.
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Wednesday, 24 February, beginning at 19:30

Waterstones Reading - Broad Street

United Reform Building

89a Broad Street

Reading, RG1 2AP

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RELEASES | 26 JANUARY 2016

New release: Marr Sans Condensed

Commercial Type’s second release of 2016 is Marr Sans Condensed, an expansion of Marr Sans. Designed by young Croatian designer Hrvoje Živčić, its a welcome addition to the original developed by Paul Barnes and Dave Foster in 2014.
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RELEASES | 12 JANUARY 2016

New release: Action Condensed by Erik van Blokland

Action Condensed was designed for the screen by Dutch type design legend Erik van Blokland, who was looking for typefaces for interface design without an overtly neutral personality. Each of the family’s four weights has three grades on the same width, allowing text to change weight on rollover without disrupting the layout.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS | 30 NOVEMBER 2015

Workshop and Lecture by Greg Gazdowicz at Cranbrook

Greg will be at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, giving a lecture on his work and teaching a two-day introductory workshop on type design, focusing on sketching and quickly generating ideas.
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30 November–2 December 2015

Cranbrook Academy of Art

39221 Woodward Avenue

Bloomfield Hills, MI

48303-0801

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Only open to students in the 2D Design Department.
RELEASES | 23 NOVEMBER 2015

Cyrillic and Greek support added to Graphik

Graphik now supports Greek and a number of languages that use the Cyrilic alphabet, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, and Serbian. The Cyrillic was drawn by Ilya Ruderman, and the Greek was drawn by Panos Haratzopoulos.
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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES | 30 OCTOBER 2015

Christian Schwartz speaking at BITS MMXV in Bangkok

Christian Schwartz will be speaking at this year's Bankgok International Typographic Symposium (BITS), the biggest international type conference in Asia. He will also be conducting a special workshop the day before. Please visit the conference site for more details.
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30 October–1 November 2015

Workshop at Thailand Creative & Design Center

622 Emporium Tower 24th Fl.,

Sukhumvit 24 Rd.

Klongton, Klongtoey

Bangkok 10110

 

Conference at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

939 Rama 1 Rd

Pathum Wan

Bangkok 10330

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EVENTS | LECTURES | 28 OCTOBER 2015

Christian Schwartz in Singapore for LetterLove #1

Christian will be speaking at the inaugural LetterLove, a brand new quarterly series of talks aimed to build awareness of typography and type design education in Singapore and the region, organized by our friends Mark & Sarah de Winne of Relay Room.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 7:30pm

Matrix Auditorium, Biopolis

(Matrix Building, Level 2)

Singapore

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Tickets $28 (Standard), $18 (Student). Early Bird Standard tickets $25 before 1 October. Prices are in Singapore dollars.
LETTERING | 13 OCTOBER 2015

Sekford Type 1A watch released

Commercial Type has provided the numbers and other lettering for a new watch that celebrates English heritage.
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EVENTS | 1 OCTOBER 2015

Miguel Reyes lecture in Mexico City

As part of the new postgraduate program called “Type Innovation” at CENTRO, Diseño, cine y televisión in Mexico City, Miguel Reyes will be teaching the introductory course on Letter Design. In advance of the first class, Miguel will give a public lecture on his work with Commercial Type.
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Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4pm

CENTRO. Diseño, cine y televisión

Avenida Constituyentes 455

América, Miguel Hidalgo. México DF

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EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 19 SEPTEMBER 2015

Christian Schwartz speaking at Serebro Nabora in Moscow

Christian Schwartz will be taking a brief side trip during the North American tour to speak at Serebro Nabora, a type conference in Moscow.
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Sat–Sun, 19–20 September 2015

Central House of Architects

Moscow, Granatny pereulok, 7 bld. 1

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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, MAGAZINES, ESQUIRE | 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Gingrich for the 1000th issue of Esquire

Christian Schwartz drew a new display serif face called Gingrich for the 1000th issue of Esquire. The typeface is named for the founding editor of the magazine.
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LICENSING | 3 SEPTEMBER 2015

FitFont from Type Project

We have licensed a number of our typefaces to serve as the Latin portion of Japanese typefaces available through the unique FitFont service by Type Project.
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