Webfonts Week: An Interview with Christian Schwartz

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News | Stephen Coles | November 12, 2009

On our fourth day of Webfonts Week I thought it wise to hear from someone who represents the future of type design. Who better than Christian Schwartz? With hundreds of typefaces under his belt by the time he reached age 30, Mr. Schwartz is one of the most accomplished and promising young type designers in the world. Most recently lauded for his custom typefaces for The Guardian, Deutsche Bahn, and the Empire State Building, Christian has also released retail fonts under the banners of FontFont, Emigre, House Industries, Font Bureau, and his own Commercial Type.

I asked Christian about what lies ahead for web fonts and how he approaches the challenge of designing type for the screen.

Click here to watch the FontCast or simply push play below.

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  1. Thank you!

    Posted by Jacob on Nov. 12, 2009
  2. thanks again!

    Posted by Simon Robertson on Nov. 12, 2009
  3. Thanks, I was wondering how you’ve made the player yellow? consistent branding haha

    Posted by Josh on Nov. 13, 2009
  4. Glad you noticed, Josh. Vimeo offers some good customization of embedded video.

    Posted by Stephen Coles on Nov. 13, 2009
  5. Wonderful.
    Cool to see anything out there about Mr. Schwartz. I quite enjoy his typeface talents.

    Posted by Luke Dorny on Nov. 19, 2009

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