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EVENTS | LECTURES | 9 JULY 2018

Type As Context in T Magazine: Lecture by Patrick Li, Berton Hasebe, and Christian Schwartz at Type@Cooper

Together with T creative director Patrick Li, Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz will chat about the typefaces created for the two most recent incarnations of the magazine. They will share the development of three specific typeface families and discuss typography's intrinsic role in enabling unique editorial voices.
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Monday, 9 July, 6:30-8:30pm

Rose Auditorium

Cooper Union

41 Cooper Sq

New York, NY

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Free to the public with advance registration
RELEASES | 12 JUNE 2018

New Release: Canela Text and Deck

To expand Canela’s range of usable sizes, Miguel Reyes has drawn two additional optical sizes: Canela Deck and Canela Text. Both families are designed to keep the elegance and beauty of the original display face while giving it the robustness it needs to work at smaller sizes.
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RELEASES | 1 MAY 2018

New Release: Schnyder, an Idiosyncratic Fashion Typeface

Schnyder was designed by Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz for the 2013 top-to-bottom redesign of T, the New York Times Style Magazine by creative director Patrick Li and his team. With three weights, four widths, and four optical sizes, Schnyder is a complete system for making beautiful, offbeat, and distinctive headline treatments.
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EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 21 APRIL 2018

Fontstand International Typography Conference

On April 21, 2018, Fontstand is organising a packed day of presentations and discussions in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. Paul Barnes will be speaking alongside Ilya Ruderman, Quentin Schmerber, Laura Meseguer, Catherine Dixon, and many other world-class type designers and typographers from around the world, discussing the creation and use of type in the 21st century. (The tickets are sold out)
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Saturday, 21 April, 9:00am–7:00pm

Oris, House of Architecture

Kralja Držislava 3

10000 Zagreb

Croatia

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Tickets €100
EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 23 MARCH 2018

Type Drives Culture

Christian Schwartz will be speaking on a panel about custom type design together with Mike Abbink of IBM, Boyoung Lee of Sephora, Matteo Bologna of Mucca Design, and Leland Maschmeyer of Chobani at Type Drives Culture, a one-day conference organized by the New York Type Directors Club.
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Friday, 23 March, 9:00am–7:30pm

SVA Theater

333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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Tickets $90 for TDC members, $125 for non-members, $100 for student non-members
EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 22 MARCH 2018

“Type Type Type” at the Society for News Design workshop in New York

Christian Schwartz has assisted in organizing an afternoon of talks on type in news design at SND/NYC, featuring Tobias Frere-Jones, Francesco Franchi and Angelo Rinaldi of La Repubblica, Yara Khoury, and Peter Rentz & Derrick Schultz of the New York Times. This series of short talks and conversations will explore the macro and micro issues of typography in news.
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Thursday, 22 March, 12:30pm–5:00pm

Theresa Lang Student Center

The New School

55 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

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CUSTOM TYPEFACES, MAGAZINES, T | 18 FEBRUARY 2018

Kippenberger and Fact for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

Hanya Yanigahara is now editor in chief of T, the New York Times Style Magazine, leading creative director Patrick Li and his staff to reimagine the look of the magazine from front to back, once again enlisting Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz to create custom typefaces for the redesign: Kippenberger, an all-purpose sans; and Fact, a compact and utilitarian serif.
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CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 23 JANUARY 2018

Chobani Serif for Chobani

Founded in 2005 and first appearing on shelves in 2007, Greek yogurt maker Chobani rebranded and introduced all new packaging at the end of 2017. The rebrand was carried out by the company's internal design team; two key elements of the new identity are the new logotype, drawn by Berton Hasebe, and a new typeface drawn by Berton in collaboration with Christian Schwartz.
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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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