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Portrait Christian Schwartz
Christian Schwartz is principal of Schwartzco Inc., a New York-based type design and consultation firm. Schwartz has released commercial fonts with many respected foundries and designed proprietary typefaces for corporations and publications worldwide, including Bosch, Esquire, and The Guardian. Schwartz and British designer Paul Barnes began an ongoing collaboration in 2005 with the design of the Guardian family for The Guardian's dramatic new look. As part of the newspaper's redesign team, Schwartz and Barnes were shortlisted for the Designer of the Year prize by the Design Museum in London and awarded a Black Pencil by D&AD. They have also been named two of the 40 most influential designers under 40 by Wallpaper*. In 2007, Schwartz and design luminary Erik Spiekermann were awarded a gold medal by the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung) for the typeface system they designed for the Deutsche Bahn.

Couture Type and The New York Times (E)

In 2007, Christian Schwartz was commissioned to create a new typeface for »T«, the New York Times Style Magazine, that would embody the current moment in fashion. Schwartz will show how he and Paul Barnes settled on the basic design of the face, discuss how  typography influences the personality of a magazine, and explain why not all typefaces have to last forever.

FF Meta Serif (E)

Christian Schwartz and Erik Spiekermann show early drafts for Meta Serif and invite to talk about this project.