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EVENTS | 27 OCTOBER 2010

Paul Barnes at EDO Type Night

Paul Barnes will be speaking at the EDO's October event, a Type Night also featuring UK Esquire creative director David McKendrick and Kuchar Swara of Swara & co. The event will be held at The Screening Room at MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London W1.
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Screening Room at MPC

127 Wardour Street

London W1

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£5 for members and student members, £15 for non-members, £10 for student non-members.
RELEASES | 14 SEPTEMBER 2010

New release: Platform by Berton Hasebe

Today we are delighted to announce the release of Platform, the first published typeface by our staff type designer Berton Hasebe. This family is an exploration of how the geometric sans serif – one of the most well-trod genres of 20th century type design – might be approached in a contemporary context. Rather than aiming for perfection, Platform instead plays with the inherent crud...
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 SEPTEMBER 2010

Caponi for Entertainment Weekly

Caponi was designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for a subtle tweak of Entertainment Weekly on the occasion of the magazine's 20th anniversary. Commissioned by (and named for) design director Amid Capeci, Caponi is based very loosely on some of Giambattista Bodoni's earliest types.
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES, T | 22 AUGUST 2010

Pialat by Berton Hasebe for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

Pialat is the latest display face designed by Commercial Type for T, the New York Times Style Magazine. Senior Art Director Chris Martinez was very taken with lettering in the titles for À nos amours, a 1983 film by French director Maurcie Pialat, and asked us to use these forms as the starting point for a new typeface. Berton Hasebe drew the face in two variations, one with conventional...
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PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 16 AUGUST 2010

Wyatt for O, the Oprah Magazine

The September 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine debuted with an all new look thanks to publication design specialists Robert Priest and Grace Lee of Priest + Grace, with whom we first worked on Condé Nast Portfolio. Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes created Wyatt, a serif headine typeface in five weights, specially for the redesign.
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RELEASES | 22 JUNE 2010

New release: Lyon Display by Kai Bernau

Commercial Type are pleased to announce the release of Lyon Display, a new serif display typeface in 5 weights, designed by Kai Bernau as a headline companion for his Lyon Text family.
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BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 23 APRIL 2010

Relaunching Bloomberg Businessweek

BusinessWeek relaunched as Bloomberg Businessweek with their latest issue. New creative director Richard Turley asked us to revisit our painstakingly faithful digital revival of Max Miedinger's original Neue Haas Grotesk, which had been commissioned but not ultimately used by The Guardian in 2004.
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AWARDS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 21 APRIL 2010

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards

The Empire State Building lobby restoration was honored at the 20th Annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, held by The New York Landmarks Conservancy on 21 April 2010. Two Twelve Associates commissioned a set of two typefaces from Commercial Type for signage in the lobby and office floors and on the exterior, and we are proud to have been part of the restoration effort.
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EVENTS | 19 APRIL 2010

Lecture by Paul Barnes at L'École Supérieure d'Art et de Design (ESAD) in Amiens, France

Paul Barnes and Lyon’s designer Kai Bernau (with partner in Atelier Carvalho Bernau, Susana Carvalho) will be speaking at the International Typographic Conference in Amiens, which is taking place between 19-21 April. Both will be appearing on the morning of Monday the 19th.
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Mon–Wed, 19–21 April 2010

ésad (école supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens)

40 Rue des Teinturiers

80080 Amiens

France

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PUBLICATIONS | 29 MARCH 2010

A new look for Creative Review

Popular UK design magazine Creative Review unveiled a new look with April's issue, which is just now hitting newsstands. The cover features a new logotype drawn by Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes based on his upcoming release Dala Floda, which is also used for display typography throughout the magazine, along with Kai Bernau's Lyon Display and Lyon Text.
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EVENTS | 8 MARCH 2010

Workshop and lecture by Christian Schwartz at CalArts

Christian Schwartz will be teaching a 2-day workshop in Jeffrey Keedy's "Digital Type Design" class at California Institute of the Arts, and will also give an evening presentation on a few recent projects.
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Mon–Tue, 8–9 March 2010

California Institute of the Arts

24700 McBean Pkwy

Valencia, CA 91355

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Lecture open to students only.
RELEASES | 11 FEBRUARY 2010

New release: Publico Headline and Text

Commercial Type has released Publico, a serif typeface for publications with variations for use at Headline and Text sizes. Designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, assisted by Kai Bernau and Ross Milne, this family now includes small caps and olstyle figures, expanding its usefulness beyond news.
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SPORT, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 31 JANUARY 2010

Custom lettering for Puma for 2010 Africa Cup of Nations

Paul Barnes created lettering and numbers for all teams outfitted by Puma in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt have retained the cup, beating Ghana 1-0, and both teams were wearing kits designed by Puma.
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PRESS | 20 JANUARY 2010

Commercial Type in Feb 2010 issue of Creative Review

A short article on Commercial Type was featured in the February 2010 issue of UK design magazine Creative Review.
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PRESS | 19 JANUARY 2010

Christian Schwartz interviewed in Wallpaper* Thailand

An interview with Christian Schwartz appears in the January 2010 issue of Wallpaper* magazine's Thailand edition. Interviews with Schwartz will also appear in upcoming issues of Thai design magazines art4D and Computer Arts.
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RELEASES | 1 JANUARY 2010

New release: Additional weights for Austin

Commercial Type's first release of 2010 is an expansion of the Austin family. Light and Ultra weights, drawn by Berton Hasebe for Alex Grossman's new design of WSJ magazine, extend the original into dramatic new territory, and are available now. At the same time, a magazine in Russia commissioned Cyrillic support for the original family, giving us an opportunity to work with Ilya Ruderman in M...
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EVENTS | 26 NOVEMBER 2009

Workshop and lecture by Christian Schwartz at Bangkok University

Christian Schwartz will be teaching a bilingual lettering workshop with Thai type designer Anuthin Wongsunkakon for undergraduate graphic design students at the Rangsit campus of Bangkok University. The the following Saturday, 28 November, Schwartz will present a keynote address at the City campus of Bangkok University as part of an anniversary celebration.
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Thu–Sat, 26–28 November 2009

Workshop:

9/1 Phaholyothin Road

Khlong Nung, Khlong Luang District

Pathum Thani 12120

Thailand

 

Lecture:

Rama 4 Road, Klong-Toey

Bangkok 10110

Thailand

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EVENTS | 26 NOVEMBER 2009

Christian Schwartz speaking at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City

Christian Schwartz spoke on the story behind how he and Paul Barnes decided to start Commercial Type at at the 2009 Association Typographique Internationale conference in Mexico City.
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Thu–Mon, 26–30 November 2009

Museo Interactivo de Economía

Calle de Tacuba 17

Cuautemoc, Centro Historico

06000 Ciudad de México, D.F.

México

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RELEASES | 5 OCTOBER 2009

New release: Stag Sans Round

Esquire continues to request new variations on the Stag family, the latest being Stag Sans Round, designed by Christian Schwartz and Ross Milne, now available for licensing.
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CORPORATE DESIGN, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 OCTOBER 2009

A new corporate typeface for Munich Re by Kai Bernau, Susana Carvalho, and Christian Schwartz

Commercial Type, in collaboration with Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau at Atelier Carvalho Bernau, have designed a new corporate typeface for German reinsurance giants Munich Re.
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