Paul Barnes

Recent articles about Paul Barnes

New bottle old wine

Issue 98, Spring 2019


Drawing on the punches, matrices, specimens and smoke proofs at St Bride Library, Commercial Classics give nineteenth-century typefaces a new lease of life. By John L. Walters

Reputations: Commercial Type

Issue 82, Winter 2011


‘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.’

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 typography

Recent blog posts about Paul Barnes

Eye 98 out now

26 April 2019
Book design, Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Music design, Photography, Posters, Typography, Visual culture

The latest issue of Eye is a type special
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and it’s on its way to subscribers…

Type Tuesday: Archive night with Paul Barnes

2 March 2016
Graphic design, Type Tuesday, Typography

See you at St Bride Library at 7pm sharp. Nadine Chahine, David Pearson & James Mosley (among many others) at the first Type Tuesday of 2016
The next Type Tuesday event will be an Archive Night with MC Paul Barnes and…

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…

The Bloomsbury set

24 October 2012
Book design, Graphic design, Reviews, Typography

De Bondt, Boom, Burrill, Butterick, Garland, Kubel, Scher and many more make Typo London 2012 a highly ‘Social’ affair. No question about it.
Typo London commenced with graphic designer Sara De Bondt’s fittingly understated introduction, writes Sarah Snaith…

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…

Type Tuesday: Reputations

3 July 2012
Graphic design, Magazines, Technology, Typography

Commercial Type’s Christian Schwartz & Paul Barnes – interviewed in Eye 82
‘There has been typography on the Web for its entire existence, because there are words…

Out of the box

11 June 2012
Book design, Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Information design, Magazines, Posters, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Eye magazine curates an ‘archive night’ at St Bride Library in London
On Thursday 28 June 2012 we’re inviting a small panel of designers and writers to…