Webfonts are here! … Now what?

The age of webfonts is finally here, but what does that actually mean for designers of websites and typefaces? Join us for a conversation on the benefits, limitations, tips, and tricks related to type on the web. Jessica Hische will moderate the panel discussion with Tim Brown of Typekit, Nick Sherman of Webtype / Font Bureau, and Scott Kellum of Treesaver. Get your questions ready ahead of time to ask at the event, or submit them on Twitter with the hashtag #cooperwebfonts.

About Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, graphic designer, and typeface designer living in Brooklyn, NY. You may know Jessica through her various projects, like Don’t Fear the Internet, Daily Drop Cap, Should I Work for Free?, or Mom, this is how twitter works.

Jessica previously worked at Louise Fili Ltd where she was Senior Designer. She has worked for clients such as Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret, American Express, Target, New York Times, Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Random House, and Penguin Books to name a few. Her work has been featured in most major design and illustration publications including Communication Arts, Print magazine, STEP magazine, HOW magazine, Graphis, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators annual. She was featured in 2009 as one of STEP magazine’s 25 emerging artists and as one of Print magazine’s New Visual Artists 2009.

She very much enjoys good food, black coffee, and her two cats, Olive and Billy.

Jessica Hische

About Nick Sherman

Nick Sherman is a typographer and typographic consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. He works at Font Bureau and Webtype promoting typefaces for print and digital media.

He is a co-founder of Fonts In Use and a columnist at A List Apart. He serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. He is both a graduate and consultant for the Type@Cooper typeface design program at Cooper Union.

Nick graduated with honors from the Graphic Design program at MassArt in Boston, where he also taught undergraduate typography. He previously worked at MyFonts, overhauling the web design and promotional material for the world’s largest collection of fonts. Some of his other projects include Woodtyper, Pizza Rules!, Specimenism, and a personal photo journal. He also participates in the Kaiju Big Battel live monster wrestling group.

Nick is an active member in the Society of Printers, ATypI, and American Printing History Association. Originally from Cape Cod, he is also a skate­boarder, pizza enthusiast, printer, musician, and classic horror film buff.

Nick Sherman

About Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a designer, writer, speaker, and toolmaker, with a focus on typography. Formerly a web designer at Vassar College, he is now Type Manager for Adobe Typekit ("The best way to use fonts"), a curator for A List Apart ("For people who make websites"), and the author of Nice Web Type ("For the betterment of typographic style and practice") (@nicewebtype on Twitter).

After making Modular Scale ("Meaningful typographic measurement") and Web Font Specimen ("Real web type in real web context"), Tim wrote about each in two all-time staff favorite A List Apart articles ("More Meaningful Typography and Real Web Type in Real Web Context"). His ideas about Molten Leading inspired jQuery plugins for fluid line-height. He has spoken at Inspire and Build, participated in AIGA Breakthroughs, and appeared on The Big Web Show ("Everything web that matters") with Jeffrey Zeldman.

Tim lives and works in New York State’s beautiful Hudson Valley with his wife and college sweetheart, Eileen, their two daughters, and two dogs.

Tim Brown

About Scott Kellum

Scott Kellum is a designer and front-end web developer living and working in NYC. He currently works at Roger Black Studio on Treesaver. Scott previously worked with Darden Studio designing type after graduating from Parsons the New School for Design.

Scott Kellum
Webfonts are here! … Now what?

Mon, Jun 13, 2011 6:30pmMon, Jun 13, 2011 8:30pm

The Rose Auditorium, in Cooper Union's New Academic Building
41 Cooper Square (at East 7th Street), New York, NY, United States, 10003