2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Commercial Type, one of world’s leading independent foundries. During this decade they have released a string of what have become classic typefaces, including Graphik, Guardian, Publico, Lyon, Dala Floda, Druk and Austin. At the same time they have also issued more experimental and groundbreaking faces like Marian, Tanja and recently Orientation. During this period they have created custom typefaces for clients as diverse as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, England’s Soccer Team, Chobani, Rapha and multiple magazines and newspapers across the world.
This April the team is heading to Chicago on their 2020 North American Classics Tour! Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes and senior designer Tim Ripper will tell the fascinating and exciting story of this new foundry. They will explain what inspired Commercial Type, of researching through archives, and of creating new families that offer designers a rich and varied palette of faces. Join us for a one-hour talk followed by Q+A, hosted by R/GA Chicago.