Type@Cooper - Introduction to Typeface Design

Introduction to Typeface Design

with Jesse Ragan

Tue., Oct. 01 – Tue., Dec. 03, 2013
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: On campus

This course introduces basic principles and techniques of typeface design. Basing their digital typeface on historical sources, students cultivate skills of observation, analysis, and problem-solving. Students will leave the course prepared for more ambitious projects in the second and third terms.
  • Each student must bring a laptop computer to class.
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Lecturer: Jesse Ragan

Introduction to Typeface Design
Jesse Ragan is an independent typeface designer in Brooklyn. Over the past decade, he has created custom types and lettering for brands, publications, and cultural institutions. He co-founded and teaches for Type@Cooper, and he serves on the board of directors for AIGA/NY. Previously he was a staff designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones and taught at Pratt Institute.

Jesse has collaborated on many retail typefaces, notably Gotham, Archer, Omnes, and Chronicle. Freelance clients include Pentagram, Landor, Reebok, The New York Times, Font Bureau, and House Industries. His work has been recognized by AIGA, Type Directors Club, Brand New Awards, and the Museum of Modern Art. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

• jesseragan.com