Type@Cooper - The Mechanics of Typographic Space

The Mechanics of Typographic Space

with Alexander Tochilovsky

Wed., Feb. 04 – Wed., Apr. 08, 2015
6:30PM – 9:30
Typography has become the essential way of communicating language, but the mechanics involved in crafting elegant typography can sometimes seem mystifying. The key to good typography is an understanding of space. Through lectures, assignments, demonstrations and discussions this course will help build a strong grasp of the mechanics which make for good typography. Students will learn strategies in type selection, of mixing type, and an understanding of typographic grids.

Participants must have a basic understanding of graphic design concepts. College-level design course or working experience in the graphic design field, plus an understanding of Adobe InDesign will be helpful. A Mac/Windows laptop with a recent version (CS3 or later) of InDesign installed is required. (A free 30-day demo of InDesign can always be downloaded from Adobe.com if necessary).
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Lecturer: Alexander Tochilovsky

The Mechanics of Typographic Space
Alexander Tochilovsky is a graphic designer, typographer, curator and educator, with nearly 20 years of professional design experience, and 10 years experience teaching typography. He graduated with a BFA from The Cooper Union, and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently the Curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. In 2009 he co-curated the exhibition Lubalin Now, and since 2010 he has curated five other exhibitions: Appetite (2010), Pharma (2011), Type@Cooper (2012), Image of the Studio (2013), & Thirty (2015). Since 2007 he has taught typography and design at the Cooper Union School of Art, and also teaches the history of typeface design at Type@Cooper, the postgraduate certificate program he co-founded in 2010.

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