Type@Cooper - Grids & Grits

Grids & Grits


with Tânia Raposo




Sat., Oct. 22 – Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
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 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