Type@Cooper - Advanced Typeface Design

Advanced Typeface Design


with Hannes Famira




Tue., Jun. 04 – Tue., Aug. 06, 2019
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.


    Required Materials

  • 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 a graduate of the KABK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague) in the Netherlands and founding principal of Famirafonts (formerly Kombinat-Typefounders). He is a graphic designer and type designer with 17 years of teaching experience in both disciplines at various schools and universities such as School for Design in Basel, Switzerland (SfG), Type@Cooper and The Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts (SVA), and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After 30 years in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland he now lives in Brooklyn, NY. 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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