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…

Back with a flourish

Issue 62, Winter 2006


A taste for ornamentation and 1970s kitsch has led to a revival in the swash, the ‘tea cosy’ of…

Deep in the archives

Issue 75, Spring 2010


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

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.