Type@Cooper - Grids & Grids

Grids & Grids


with Tânia Raposo




Tue., Jun. 12
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!
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 & Grids
Tânia Raposo is a Portuguese designer specialised in typography. She is currently based in the Netherlands, working as a freelance graphic/type designer, researcher and archivist. She is a graduate of the KABKʼs TypeMedia Master, and has previously worked as a graphic designer for the studios Itemzero in Lisbon and Atlas in Palma de Mallorca, as a curatorial assistant at the Letterform Archive and for Cooper Union as the Program Coordinator and teacher for Type@Cooper West in San Francisco.

• Tânia Raposo