Type@Cooper - Micro Typography

Micro Typography


with Tânia Raposo




Sat., Oct. 08 – Sun., Oct. 09, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

Typography is a keystone of graphic design, but mastering typographic skills can be a daunting task.
Fear no more, in this workshop you will acquire typographic skills on the micro level — you will learn how to look at typefaces, making good type selections, pairing typefaces, solving intricate typographic hierarchies and fine-tuning long passages of text.
You will learn how and when to use various kinds of dashes, get acquainted with OpenType features and master the glyph palette.
Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly OCD! It will make you a better typographer.


    Required Materials

  • Laptop with a version of InDesign CS4 or later
  • Pencil
  • Tracing Paper


This is not a workshop 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.




Instructor: Tânia Raposo

Micro Typography
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