Designing an Original Typeface
with Jesse Ragan
Mon., Feb. 03 – Mon., Apr. 07, 2014
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: On campus
Expression and personal investment take precedence when designing a new typeface from scratch. In this course, students will hone their new skills while learning to develop an original concept into a structurally sound design. This in-depth project will extend into the third term.
Jesse Ragan runs the small type foundry XYZ Type with business partner Ben Kiel, and designs custom typefaces and lettering independently in Brooklyn, New York. He has served on the board of directors for AIGA/NY and has taught at Type@Cooper (which he co-founded) and Pratt Institute. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Jesse started his career at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Notable past design collaborations include Gotham, Archer, and Omnes.