Type@Cooper - Grids & Grits

Grids & Grits


with Tânia Raposo




Sat., Mar. 04 – Sun., Mar. 05, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

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 Materials

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




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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