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TELEVISION, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 27 SEPTEMBER 2014

Custom version of Druk for Saturday Night Live

Pentagram designed new opening titles and bumpers for the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, which debuted on September 27. Berton Hasebe drew a custom version of Druk Condensed, slightly lighter and wider than the existing version.
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WEB | 10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Introducing the Webfonts Showcase

We are delighted to announce our new Webfonts Showcase, a set of sixteen microsites, each showing a different family from our library and highlighting a different aspect of its personality. See it now at showcase.commercialtype.com.
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LETTERING, BON APPéTIT, PUBLICATIONS | 8 SEPTEMBER 2014

Lettering for the 2014 Hot Ten in Bon Appétit

Commissioned by Alex Grossman and Kristin Eddington, Miguel Reyes and Christian Schwartz provided eleven pieces of lettering for the 2014 Hot Ten, Bon Appétit's annual list of the ten best new restuarants in the US.
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EVENTS | LECTURES, WORKSHOPS | 28 AUGUST 2014

Miguel Reyes at Tipos Latinos 2014 in Bogotá

Commercial Type designer Miguel Reyes will be conducting a 2-day lettering workshop and giving a talk entitled "Tipos Comerciales" at the 2014 Tipos Latinos conference in Bogotá.
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Thursday, 28 August 2014, lecture 3:00pm; Workshop Sat–Sun, 30–31 Aug, 2:00–6:00pm

Museo de Artes Gráficas

Imprenta Nacional

Carrera 66, N.º 24-09

Bogotá, Colombia

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UNRELEASED, PUBLICATIONS | 19 AUGUST 2014

Chiswick Sans Low in ’SUP

Another part of Paul Barnes's onging Chiswick project, first seen in O, the Oprah Magazine in 2010, and later in Document Journal in 2013, has made its public debut in the latest edition of ’SUP MAGAZINE.
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RELEASES | 13 AUGUST 2014

New release: Publico Text Mono

The forms of Commercial Type's latest release, Publico Text Mono, feel at once familiar and alien—recognizable as Publico, but with a distinctly strange texture. Greg Gadzowicz added the italics in 2014. In keeping with the un-designed aesthetic, the italics are optically corrected obliques.
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RELEASES | 12 AUGUST 2014

New release: Marian Text by Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes's Marian was designed for large sizes only, but the concept for the family was always about reduction to the underlying skeleton, rather than size, so Marian Text applies these principles to make a family that works for small sizes. Suddenly Marian is no longer just a beautiful series of display faces, but a useful text family.
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EVENTS | LECTURES, WEB | 28 JULY 2014

Webfonts are just fonts: lecture by Christian Schwartz at Type@Cooper

Christian Schwartz will reprise his lecture from last year's Ampersand conference, expanded to show some new projects and to reflect the fact that the world of webfonts continues to evolve at a rapid pace.
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Monday, 28 July 2014, 6:30pm–8:30pm

The Cooper Union

Rose Auditorium

41 Cooper Square

New York, NY 10003

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Admission free.
EVENTS | LECTURES | 22 JULY 2014

Easy Lessoning #3: Louise Paradis + Christian Schwartz

In the third installment of Roland Früh's Easy Lessoning residency (together with Ryan Waller and Other Means) in Brooklyn, Christian Schwartz will speak on Commercial Type's work with Vanity Fair and Louise Paradis will present her research and design around the TM Typografische Monatsblätter.
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 7:00–8:30pm

20 Jay Street, Suite M09

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Free and open to the public
RELEASES | 11 JULY 2014

New release: Marr Sans by Paul Barnes and Dave Foster

Marr Sans is a 2014 revival of a characterful grotesque that appeared in only one weight during the 1870s. Paul Barnes and Dave Foster have expanded this original into a seven weight family. One of the innovations of the nineteenth century captured in Marr, are the first sans serif oldstyle figures in a typeface, at the time a considerable novelty.
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EVENTS | LECTURES | 8 JULY 2014

Guest lecture at SVA

Christian Schwartz will give a guest lecture for the participants in a special summer residency program at the School of Visual Arts in New York called "Typography as Language: Design, History and Practice".
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10am–Noon
Open to class participants only.
RELEASES | 3 JUNE 2014

New release: Druk by Berton Hasebe

Designed by Berton Hasebe, Druk is a study in extremes, featuring the narrowest, widest, and heaviest typefaces in the Commercial Type library to date.
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EVENTS | 16 MAY 2014

Christian Schwartz speaking in Stockholm

Christian will be speaking at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm for A4's next Typographical Friday. For more information or to reserve a spot, please see the event page (in Swedish).
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Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:00–5:00pm

National Library of Sweden

Stockholm

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Open to the public. Tickets 200 kronor, includes drinks.
WEB, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 13 MAY 2014

Poets Electra for poets.org

New York design studio Project Projects have redesigned poets.org, the online home of the Academy of American Poets. A major component of the redesign is a new digital revival of William Addison Dwiggins's Electra, first issued by Linotype in 1935, made with the kind permission of Monotype.
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EVENTS | 19 APRIL 2014

Christian Schwartz speaking in Moscow

Christian Schwartz will be speaking at the Moscow offices of Yandex on April 19.
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Saturday, 19 April 2014, critique of student typefaces and Q&A, Noon-3:00pm; lecture 5:00–7:00pm

Yandex

Leo Tolstoy str., 16

Moscow

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Lecture open to the public with advance registration.
UNRELEASED, PUBLICATIONS | 15 APRIL 2014

Chiswick Sans High in Document Journal #4

Chiswick Sans High has had its first public use in issue number 4 of Document Journal, a New York-centric fashion, art, and culture magazine. started by Paul Barnes in 2009 when he was drawing Chiswick.
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RELEASES | 14 APRIL 2014

New release: Gabriello by Paul Barnes and Miguel Reyes

Inspired by brush lettering, Gabriello was commissioned by Puma, and is now available for licensing. Paul Barnes originally designed Gabriello in a single Bold weight. Miguel Reyes added three lighter weights and one heavier weight, giving the family a casual flexibility for display uses far beyond apparel, in the vein of such classic display faces as Balloon and Dom Casual.
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EVENTS | 13 APRIL 2014

Paul Barnes speaking in Australia and New Zealand

Paul has confirmed 6 events in Australia and New Zealand in April. Lectures are planned in Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Christchurch, and Auckland. A workshop is also planned.
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Sun–Fri, 13–18 April 2014

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T, PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 13 APRIL 2014

Graphik Titling for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

A small addition to Graphik debuted in today's issue of T, the New York Times Style Magazine: Graphik Titling, based on the as-yet unreleased Condensed, X Condensed, and XX Condensed widths of Graphik.
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EVENTS | 27 MARCH 2014

Christian Schwartz speaking at « Lettres Modernes 2 »

Christian will be speaking at « Lettres Modernes 2: voir, regarder, lire » at l'École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/​Cherbourg in Caen, France. Organized by type designer and teacher Jean-Baptiste Levée, this symposium will center around the idea of how the coexistence of traditional and new media influences typography and its per...
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Thu–Fri, 27–28 March 2014, 9:00–16:00

École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/​Cherbourg

17 cours Caffa­relli – 14000 Caen

France

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Open to the public, advance registration recommended.