Type@Cooper - Type Selector

Type Selector

with Tânia Raposo

Tue., Jun. 13 – Tue., Jun. 13, 2017
9:00AM – 4:00PM
location: On campus

A discount is available to Typographics conference participants. A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of your conference ticket. Please apply the code to workshop registration.

How many times do you scroll through your typeface dropdown menu? Now with the offer of subscription services, the task of choosing the right typeface can be even more daunting and time-consuming.

In this 1-day workshop you will learn how to look at typefaces up close to analyse their details and why they matter, how to pick the best typeface for your project and how pair it with others. You will have a better insight about language support, legibility studies, different kinds of typeface financing and logistics. All will be communicated through a series of small lectures and practical exercises. At the end of the day you will be able to make a faster and more informed selection next time yet another client asks for _a contemporary, friendly but edgy_ typeface.

    Required Materials

  • a laptop running Adobe InDesign CS4 or later.

Instructor: Tânia Raposo

Type Selector
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