Christian Schwartz

Recent articles by Christian Schwartz

Proofs of a careful conception

Issue 72, Summer 2009


Helvetica Forever manages to bring a fresh perspective to the continuing analysis…

Deep in the archives

Issue 75, Spring 2010


Contemporary type designers Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes select some historical type specimens…

Back with a flourish

Issue 62, Winter 2006


The twentieth century was not a good time for swashes, often described as the…

Recent blog posts by Christian Schwartz

Type Tuesday

13 December 2011

Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes deep in the archives: Wilson, 1789
Some typefaces defy the classification of time and place. Wilson’s Roman of 1789 is a perfect example; it has features of an old style and a transitional, but it looks neither like a Caslon, nor a Baskerville.