Type@Cooper - Introduction to Serif Lettering

Introduction to Serif Lettering


with James Edmondson




Sat., Oct. 28 – Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
tuition: $ 420

location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

In this two day workshop, students will learn the basics “modern” typefaces with a “rational” or vertical axis, that make use of the expansion contrast model. If that doesn ’t make sense, that's okay! We’ll learn how to look at classic typefaces, honor the established conventions, and place thick strokes, thin strokes, and serifs where they should be. These practices imbue your lettering with a sense of classicism, integrity, and sophistication that is more than a cut above your typical cafe chalkboard. It’s time to level up!


    Required Materials

  • pens (microns, sharpies, broad nibs, brush pens—bring whatever you have)
  • pencils
  • eraser
  • white out
  • marker or tracing paper (preferable marker paper)
  • tape
  • scissors
  • Optional: a laptop running Adobe Illustrator, Glyphs or RoboFont


Registration for this workshop will open in September. Join our mailing list for updates and reminders.





Instructor: James Edmondson

Introduction to Serif Lettering
After graduating from California College of the Arts, James received a masters from the TypeMedia program at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands. James lives in San Francisco, and runs OH no Type Company, an independent foundry focussed on display faces and expressive lettering.

• OH no Type Co



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