Type@Cooper - Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa

Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa


with Ellen Lupton




Sat., May. 04
10:00AM – 8:00PM
tuition: $ 310

location: On campus

Devote your mind to a day of grid theory and typographic inquiry. Massage your frontal lobe and pamper your typographic playbook as you create an elegantly structured publication in the company of like-minded typophiles. Masterworks from the Herb Lubalin Study Center will be on view throughout the session. Each participant will receive one can of Cucumber LaCroix and a signed copy of Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller’s book The ABCs of Triangle, Square, Circle: The Bauhaus and Design Theory, published by The Cooper Union in 1991 and reissued in hardcover by Princeton Architectural Press in 2019 on the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial.


    Required Materials

  • A laptop with Adobe InDesign installed
  • A notebooks and sketching materials


Registration for this workshop will open January 3, 2019. Please join our mailing list for updates and announcements.

Save the date: Sat., May. 04, 10:00AM


Instructor: Ellen Lupton

Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa
Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. She is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (with Andreas Lipps), How Posters Work, Beautiful Users and The Senses:Design Beyond Vision. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen. Her book, Design Is Storytelling, was published by Cooper Hewitt in 2017. Lupton earned her BFA from The Cooper Union in 1985.

• elupton.com



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