Commercial Type

Recent articles about Commercial Type

Face in the crowd

Issue 91, Spring 2016

Feature

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

Reputations: Commercial Type

Issue 82, Winter 2012

Feature

‘There has been typography on the Web for its entire existence, because there are words, and where there are words there is typography … Some people believe that there is going to be a radical change in the process of reading because of webfonts. Actually, no.’

Recent blog posts about Commercial Type

Book now for Book night!

23 June 2022
Book design, Graphic design, Type Tuesday, Typography

Buy your tickets for ‘Book night!’ – Eye’s next Type Tuesday – and help raise money for St Bride

Eye’s first Book night! will feature presentations by acclaimed designers Giles Dunn, Sonya Dyakova, Hugh Miller and Jim Sutherland, chaired by David Pearson and Eye editor John L. Walters

Three design days in June

30 May 2019
Brand madness, Design education, Graphic design, New media, Typography

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…

(Typographic) Noted #90

15 February 2019
Graphic design, Typography

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…

Books received #17

26 January 2016
Brand madness, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Type Tuesday

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

Was, is & will be

29 June 2015
Graphic design, Typography

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…

Information inspiration

12 September 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Typography

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…