Type@Cooper - Advanced Typeface Design

Advanced Typeface Design


with Hannes Famira




Tue., Jun. 05 – Tue., Aug. 07, 2018
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: On campus

Students choose one of their designs created in the previous two terms to refine and expand into a cohesive family of typefaces, adding styles such as optical weights and an italic.


    Materials list for the first class

  • laptop, running Mac OS 10.6 or higher with Robofont installed
  • proof sheets of the typefaces made in the previous terms
  • photocopy paper 11" × 17"
  • assorted black felt tip markers of all different sizes from fineliner to super fat Sharpie
  • white out marker
  • portfolio or any other means to transport tabloid sized work unharmed



Instructor: Hannes Famira

Advanced Typeface Design
Hannes Famira is founding principal of Famirafonts (formerly Kombinat-Typefounders). He is a graphic designer, a type designer and a teacher of both disciplines. After 30 years in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland he now lives New York City.

He studied graphic and typographic design at the KABK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague) in the Netherlands. After apprenticeships at Studio Dumbar and the Font Bureau he worked at Meta Design, at the Buro Petr van Blokland and at House Industries.

Hannes started his own design studio Das Kombinat in 1999 and the Kombinat-Typefounders in 2001.

He taught various typography and type design classes at the SfG, School for Design in Basel (CH), at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art School of Art, SVA the School of Visual Arts, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the New Jersey City University, the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the City University of New York. Hannes has been teaching in the Type@Cooper Extended and Condensed programs at the The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art since January 2011.

• famira.com
• Famirafonts
• Hannes on Twitter



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