Commercial Type

Recent articles about Commercial Type

Face in the crowd

Issue 91, Spring 2016


Amid the rush of modern gadgetry, Kuchar Swara’s Sekford watches stand out because they are…

Reputations: Commercial Type

Issue 82, Winter 2012


‘There has been typography on the Web for its entire existence, because there are words, and where…

Recent blog posts by Commercial Type

Three design days in June

30 May 2019

The second Birmingham Design Festival is packed with workshops, speakers, and most events are free. Luke Tonge explains who, what and why
Dan Alcorn and I initiated Birmingham Design Festival out of both frustration and amazement, writes Luke Tonge.

(Typographic) Noted #90

15 February 2019

The 65th annual Type Directors Club competition, Patrick Thomas’s revised Protest Stencil Toolkit, the Whitney’s ‘programmed’ typeface and Studio Dumbar’s variable type City in Motion posters
Here is a selection of type-related things – recently announced type winners, a revised edition of a type, a selection of variable type posters, and an exhibition that looks at works of art based on instructions.

Books received #17

26 January 2016

Logo Modernism, DixonBaxi, Cries of London, deValence and No Words Posters
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks.

Was, is & will be

29 June 2015

For its 160th anniversary, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph unveils a new masthead, crest and typefaces
Some news outlets have a hard time staying in business for more than a generation. British broadsheet daily The Daily Telegraph celebrates its 160th anniversary this week with a confident redesign that includes a new masthead, crest and bespoke typefaces, writes John L. Walters.

Information inspiration

12 September 2012

Commercial Type’s Paul Barnes will give the annual Beatrice Warde lecture at St Bride Library.
Type design and lettering today stands atop of a pile of historical information collected over many centuries. Much of this is still visible if we look hard enough.