Speaker: Paul Barnes
Paul Barnes is a graphic and type designer, and a partner with Christian Schwartz in Commercial Type, a type foundry based in London and New York.
He has been a consultant to many publications and newspapers from Harpers Bazaar to The Observer. Whilst consultant to The Guardian he designed Guardian Egyptian in 2005 with Christian Schwartz. In 2015 he designed Austin News for the redesign of The Daily Telegraph in London, and in 2017 Darby News for La Repubblica in Rome. He has designed typefaces for the National Trust in England, the numbers for Puma at the 2010 World Cup and also the England football team for Umbro. For Commercial Type he has co designed Publico with Schwartz, and independently Austin, Chiswick, Dala Floda and Marian.
Following the redesign of The Guardian, as part of the team headed by Mark Porter, Barnes was awarded the Black Pencil from the D&AD. They were also nominated for the Design Museum ‘Designer of the Year’. In September 2006, with Schwartz he was named one of the 40 most influential designers under 40 in Wallpaper*. A year later The Guardian named him as one of the 50 best designers in Britain.