Type@Cooper - Introduction to Typeface Design

Introduction to Typeface Design


with Hannes Famira




Tue., Oct. 02 – Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: On campus

After a basic introduction to the design space the students will research and choose a classic typeface in the public domain as the basis of a revival project. This course will establish a fundamental understanding of how typefaces work, both technically and aesthetically, and provide experience in the techniques used to create them. Students will leave the course prepared for more ambitious projects in the second and third term.

The participants must have a laptop, running Mac OS 10.6 or higher at their disposal. A list of further drawing and studying materials will be provided in the course of the program.

Apply for the Type@Cooper Extended Program.



Instructor: Hannes Famira

Introduction to Typeface Design
Hannes Famira is a graduate of the KABK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague) in the Netherlands and founding principal of Famirafonts (formerly Kombinat-Typefounders). He is a graphic designer and type designer with 17 years of teaching experience in both disciplines at various schools and universities such as School for Design in Basel, Switzerland (SfG), Type@Cooper and The Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts (SVA), and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After 30 years in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland he now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Hannes has been teaching in the Type@Cooper Extended and Condensed programs at the The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art since January 2011.

• famira.com
• Famirafonts
• Hannes on Twitter