Type@Cooper - Micro & Macro Typography

Micro & Macro Typography


with Tânia Raposo




Tue., May. 17 – Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: Letterform Archive Reading Room

Typography is one of the keystones of graphic design, but mastering typographic skills can be a daunting task.
Fear no more, in this class you will learn about typography on both macro and micro level – such as making good type selections, pairing typefaces, solving intricate typographic hierarchies, fine tuning long passages of text, and building typographic grids.
Through a series of lectures, assignments, discussions and demonstrations, you will complete this class to be a more typographically savvy designer. You will learn how and when to properly use dashes, get acquainted with OpenType features and master the glyph palette.
This is not a class for absolute beginners; rather, it is targeted ​towards designers and students who strive to improve their typography game.
We will be working in Adobe InDesign, so a recent version (CS4 or later) of the application is required.


    Required Materials

  • Laptop with a version of InDesign CS4 or later
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • tracing paper


Please note: This class will meet for 9 Tuesday evenings.






Instructor: Tânia Raposo

Micro & Macro Typography
Tânia Raposo is a type and graphic designer from Portugal. She received her Graphic Design BFA at ESAD.IPL, Portugal and her Type and Media Master’s degree at KABK, Netherlands. She has worked as a graphic designer for the studios Itemzero in Lisbon and Atlas in Palma de Mallorca and as a curatorial assistant at the Letterform Archive. At the moment she is the Program Coordinator for Type@Cooper West and works as a freelance graphic and type designer.

After moving around Europe and the US she has now settled in the Bay Area. 
She has a hard time controlling her addition to buy books, stamps and travel ephemera.

• Tânia Raposo



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