Type@Cooper - Tools & Technology

Tools & Technology


with Alexander Tochilovsky




Mon., Oct. 03 – Mon., Dec. 05, 2016
6:30PM – 8:30PM
location: On campus

This course focuses on the role that changes in tools and technology have had on the evolution of the letterform. Technological innovations often open new possibilities but also come with unique limitations, both of which create an environment for creative solutions. Special attention will be paid to the major technological landmarks and their influence on typeface design. Topics will include: Evolution of the Letterform, Typefounding & hot-metal typesetting, Phototypesetting, Typeface Design & Newspaper, Stencil Types, Matthew Carter’s Bell Centennial.



Instructor: Alexander Tochilovsky

Tools & Technology
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.

• Herb Lubalin Study Center



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