Developed for print and screen-based editorial projects, Kommissar balances the need to be direct, compact, and distinctive with the ability to be both expressive and pragmatic. When approached by Fast Company creative director Florian Bachleda to provide the typographic palette for his redesign of the magazine in 2011, designers Christian Schwartz and Vincent Chan knew that their headline typeface needed to help support the goals of the redesign: making the magazine feel bright, open, fast-paced, and unabashedly digital.