Type@Cooper - Grids & Grits

Grids & Grits


with Tânia Raposo




Mon., Jun. 12 – Mon., Jun. 12, 2017
9:00AM – 4:00PM
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!
In this 1 day workshop, learn about different kinds of grids, how to use them and break them.
In this workshop we will go through the history of the different grid methods, we will be using pencil and tracing paper to analyse 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.
Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly OCD! It will make you a better typographer.

We will be working in Adobe InDesign, so a recent version (CS4 or later) of the application and a laptop is required.


    Required Materials

  • a laptop running Adobe InDesign CS4 or later
  • 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 buys too many books, collects stamps that look good and wishes one day Nick Sherman will take her to a Monster Truck Show. This wish has been granted.

• Tânia Raposo



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