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LICENSING | 22 MAY 2015

We’re on Fontstand

Fontstand, a new service for testing fonts and renting font licenses, has launched today with over 20 independent type foundries participating, including Commercial Type.
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NEWSPAPERS, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 12 MAY 2015

New typefaces for the 29 daily newspapers published by The McClatchy Company, starting with 3 in California

The McClatchy Company publishes 29 daily newspapers across the US. Working with Garcia Media, they have spent the last year developing a unified design language that will bring together the print papers, mobile apps, and web editions with a more consistent overall look. We designed a set of typefaces that will help to bridge the gap between design consistency and individual character.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 6 MAY 2015

Paul speaking at the National Print Museum in Dublin

Paul will be speaking in Dublin. The event has been organized by the National Print Museum in conjunction with Typography Ireland. Tickets are limited, please contact info@nationalprintmuseum.ie to reserve a place.
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 7–9pm

National Print Museum

Garrison Chapel

Beggars Bush Barracks

Haddington Road

Dublin 4

Ireland

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EVENTS | LECTURES | 29 APRIL 2015

Paul speaking at Northumbria University

Paul will be speaking at the School of Design at Northumbria University, together with the brilliant book cover designer David Pearson.
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 3pm

School of Design

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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Not open to the public.
EVENTS | CONFERENCES | 9 APRIL 2015

Christian Schwartz at the SND conference in Washington, DC

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. For more information, see the main conference site or this page with info in the special session.
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Thu–Sat, 9–11 April 2015

Type session at The Washington Post

1150 15th Street NW

Washington DC 20071

 

Main conference at The Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington DC 20001

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Conference registration required to attend the special session
RELEASES | 2 APRIL 2015

New release: Druk Text by Berton Hasebe

Berton Hasebe has added two new families to the Druk collection: Druk Text and Druk Text Wide. These families are designed to be useful for the small elements of display typography that give structure and texture to a page without requiring dramatic changes in scale. Each is comprised of 4 weights with italics.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 15 JANUARY 2015

Paul Barnes at Judges’s Night for the TDC

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.
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Thursday, 15 January 2015, 6:00–9:00pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

Arnhold Hall

55 West 13th Street, room I202

New York City,  NY 10011

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EVENTS | WORKSHOPS | 19 DECEMBER 2014

Brush lettering workshop with Miguel Reyes in Oaxaca

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 Proyecta website or the page for the workshop. Commercial Type is happ...
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Fri–Sat, 19–20 December 2014, 9:00-15:00

Centro de Investigaciones Culturales y Expresiones Artísticas de Zaachila (CICEAZ)​ Zaachila, Oaxaca

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MAGAZINES, PUBLICATIONS | 19 DECEMBER 2014

Metropolis redesigned with Marr Sans, Publico, and Druk

Venerable architecture, interiors, and product design magazine Metropolis has unveiled a clean, smart, and well-structured new look with their December 2014 issue, designed by Adam Lucas and Andrew LeClair, using Marr Sans and Publico Text and Text Mono throughout.
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POSTERS | 11 DECEMBER 2014

Posters for Dala Prisma in New York and London

We've printed a set of three posters for Dala Prisma, and they've been wheatpasted around New York and London.
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RELEASES | 1 DECEMBER 2014

New release: Dala Prisma by Paul Barnes and Ben Kiel

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 ...
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 11 NOVEMBER 2014

Redesigning Vanity Fair: Chris Dixon & Christian Schwartz at the New York TDC

Chris Dixon and Christian Schwartz will be speaking together at a TDC Salon, focusing on Chris's redesign of Vanity Fair and the typeface family that Christian and Paul designed for him.
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 6:30–8:30pm

Type Directors Club

347 West 36th Street, Suite 603

New York, NY 10018

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RELEASES | 4 NOVEMBER 2014

New release: Produkt by Berton Hasebe and Christian Schwartz

Drawn by Berton Hasebe, Produkt is the slab serif version of the sans Graphik family. This typeface follows the twentieth century tradition of adding slabs to a European Grotesk to create an attractive and functional companion serif typeface.
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EXHIBITIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 NOVEMBER 2014

Caslon Doric for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial

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. 
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UNRELEASED, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, PUBLICATIONS | 21 OCTOBER 2014

Produkt debuts in Le Matin Dimanche and Femina, redesigned by Ariel Cepeda

Ariel Cepeda has redesigned Le Dimanche Matin, the Sunday edition of the Lausanne-based French language Daily Le Dimanche, serving the Vaud region. Headline typography is in Kai Bernau's Lyon Display and Produkt, a slab serif companion to Graphik designed by Berton Hasebe with Christian Schwartz, slated for release in November 2014.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 16 OCTOBER 2014

Paul Barnes at “Les Didot et la typographie moderne (1782–1819)”

Paul will be one of the speakers at a symposium on Didot and Modern typefaces on 16–17 October 2014, organized by Sébas­tien Morli­ghem. The other speakers include James Mosley, François Rappo, and Loïc Sander.
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Thursday, 16 October 2014, lectures 10am–5pm

Minis­tère de la culture — DRAC Picardie

5 rue Henri Daussy

80000 Amiens

France

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SPECIMEN BOOK | 11 OCTOBER 2014

Specimen of Typefaces by Commercial Type, 2010–2014

We had some of our 2010-2014 type specimen books left, but we overwhelmed by demand, 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: specimen@commercialtype.com.
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RELEASES | 8 OCTOBER 2014

New release: Darby Sans by Paul Barnes & Dan Milne

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. Drawn by Paul Barnes together with Dan Milne, the roots of Darby lie in the British tradition of lettering and typefounding th...
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 2 OCTOBER 2014

Paul Barnes speaking in Edinburgh

Paul will be speaking at an event held by LongLunch in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he will discuss Marr Sans, among many other things.
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Thursday, 2 October 2014, doors at 7pm, lecture starts at 7:30pm

Main Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh College of Art

Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

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Tickets £8 / £6 for students
LETTERING, BON APPéTIT, PUBLICATIONS | 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Lettering for Bon Appétit’s Party Issue

Miguel Reyes lettered a number of headlines and dropcaps for Bon Appétit’s October 2014 "Party Issue" special package.
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