Solo of Austin Typeface

What is the modern type design nowadays? Austin typeface demonstrates that this profession has no boundaries and limits today — designers from USA, UK and Russia were working at this project together. Austin proves that the heritage of masters is still relevant in our digital age. Lastly, Austin is a successful example of such a genre as "custom typeface". The topic of our story is multifaceted project of Commercial Type.
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Austin Cyrillic. Designer Ilya Ruderman. Moscow. 2009.

Austin Cyrillic. Designer Ilya Ruderman. Moscow. 2009.

Between Past and Future: comparison of some basic properties of Austin typeface with classic Old Style Antiqua Caslon and Modern Style Antiqua Bodoni.

Between Past and Future: comparison of some basic properties of Austin typeface with classic Old Style Antiqua Caslon and Modern Style Antiqua Bodoni.

Austin Cyrillic. Designer Ilya Ruderman. Moscow. 2009.

Austin Cyrillic. Designer Ilya Ruderman. Moscow. 2009.

The original foundry Bell (called "Brimmer" at the time), that the 1930 Monotype cutting was based on.

Hints for lovers by Arnold Haultain, published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, // Designed by Bruce Rogers.

Austin Cyrillic. Designer Ilya Ruderman. Moscow. 2009.

Austin Cyrillic. Designer Ilya Ruderman. Moscow. 2009.

Two versions of the Garamond typeface for phototypesetting from Monotype and ITC  (designer Tony Stan, 1977). Roman typeface. Oldřrich Hlavsa, Karel Wick. Typographia 2: Fotosazba. 1981.

Two versions of the Garamond typeface for phototypesetting from Monotype and ITC (designer Tony Stan, Roman typeface.

While Austin roman balance between two styles, Austin italic obviously close to the italics of baroque Antiqua.

While Austin roman balance between two styles, Austin italic obviously close to the italics of baroque Antiqua.

From The Tally of Types by Morison, 1953.

From The Tally of Types by Morison,

Сomparison of cap R “downstrokes” and lowercase t “top serifs”.

Сomparison of cap R “downstrokes” and lowercase t “top serifs”.

Two versions of the Garamond typeface for phototypesetting from Monotype and ITC  (designer Tony Stan, 1977). Roman typeface. Oldřrich Hlavsa, Karel Wick. Typographia 2: Fotosazba. 1981.

Two versions of the Garamond typeface for phototypesetting from Monotype and ITC (designer Tony Stan, Roman typeface.

Bell и Austin — from text font to display tool.

Bell и Austin — from text font to display tool.

Christian Schwarz and Paul Barnes created Commercial Type at 2003 году. Christian lives and works in NY, Paul in London. Photo: Vincent Chan.

Christian Schwarz and Paul Barnes created Commercial Type at 2003 году. Christian lives and works in NY, Paul in London.

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