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Paul Barnes

Partner at Commercial Type

Paul Barnes is a type and graphic designer, and a partner in Commercial Type, a leading Anglo-American type foundry. With his partner Christian Schwartz he designed the famed typefaces for the Guardian newspaper in 2005 and recently revisited them for the 2018 redesign. He has designed typefaces for a wide range of clients, from the National Trust to the numbers on Puma and Umbro Football shirts. His retail typefaces include Publico (with Christian Schwartz), Dala Floda and Austin. Commercial Type have recently launched a second venture Commercial Classics, releasing new versions of classic typefaces.

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