Type@Cooper - Webfonts are Just Fonts

Webfonts are Just Fonts

with Christian Schwartz

Mon., Jul. 28 – Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
6:30PM – 8:30PM
location: Rose Auditorium

As the @font-face feature in CSS and new font formats have been adopted, typography on the web has quickly moved past default system fonts. It's been an exciting few years in which many things have changed, but the shifts have been less fundamental than some people would have you think. Christian Schwartz will discuss his experience of what has changed and what has stayed the same as he and his colleagues at Commercial Type have been swept up in the excitement surrounding webfonts.
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Lecturer: Christian Schwartz

Webfonts are Just Fonts
Christian Schwartz is a partner, with London-based designer Paul Barnes, in the type foundry Commercial Type. Schwartz has published fonts with many respected independent foundries and designed proprietary typefaces for corporations and publications worldwide.

Schwartz and Barnes began an ongoing collaboration in 2005 with their extensive typeface system for The Guardian, which led to honors from the Design Museum and D&AD. The two have completed custom typefaces for clients including Esquire, the Empire State Building, Bosch, The New York Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2007, Schwartz was awarded the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot, given every four or five years by the Association Typographique Internationale to a designer under 35 who has made “an outstanding contribution to the field of type design”.

• christianschwartz.com
• Commercial Type