Type@Cooper - Type Selector

Type Selector


with Tânia Raposo




Wed., Jun. 13
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: New Academic Building

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 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