Type@Cooper - Grids & Grits

Grids & Grits


with Tânia Raposo




Thu., Jun. 16 – Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: On campus

A discount is available to Typographics conference participants. A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of your conference ticket. Please apply the code to workshop registration.

Are you a systematic person that cringes at the sight of an object misaligned? Do you want to keep everything in a grid but you don't know how to create one? 

Look no further, this workshop is for you!!!

Come learn about different kinds of grids, how to use them and how to break them. 

In this workshop we will talk about where the different methods of creating a grid come from, we will be using pencil and tracing paper to analyze in-use grids from magazines and books, and you will learn how to create grids and how to keep your text aligned to it in Adobe InDesign. 



    Required Supplies

  • a laptop running Adobe InDesign
  • tracing paper
  • no. 2 pencil or mechanical pencil
  • eraser
  • ruler


Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly OCD! It will make you a better typographer.





Instructor: Tânia Raposo

Grids & Grits
Tânia Raposo is a type and graphic designer from Portugal. She received her Graphic Design BFA at ESAD.IPL, Portugal and her Type and Media Master’s degree at KABK, Netherlands. She has worked as a graphic designer for the studios Itemzero in Lisbon and Atlas in Palma de Mallorca and as a curatorial assistant at the Letterform Archive. At the moment she is the Program Coordinator for Type@Cooper West and works as a freelance graphic and type designer.

After moving around Europe and the US she has now settled in the Bay Area. 
She has a hard time controlling her addition to buy books, stamps and travel ephemera.

• Tânia Raposo



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