from London, United Kingdom
Christian Schwartz is a partner in the type foundry Commercial Type, along with London-based designer Paul Barnes. Schwartz has published fonts with many respected independent foundries and designed proprietary typefaces for corporations and publications worldwide, including Bosch, Munich Reinsurance, Fast Company, Esquire, Wallpaper*, Conde Nast Portfolio, The New York Times style magazine, and the newspaper Publico in Lisbon.
Schwartz and Barnes began an ongoing collaboration in 2005 with their extensive typeface system for the Guardian, which led to honours from the Design Museum and D&AD. Schwartz and Barnes have been named two of the 40 most influential designers under 40 by wallpaper*, and Schwartz was included in Time’s 2007” Design 100”. In 2007, Schwartz was awarded the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot, given every four or five years by the Association Typographique International to a designer under 35 who has made “an outstanding contribution to the field of type design”. Schwartz’s work has also been honoured by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, ther New York Type Director’s Club, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.