Type@Cooper


 

The Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union, in conjunction with the Type Directors Club, offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design.

Top industry professionals lead a highly focused and comprehensive study of key typeface design principles: technique, technology, aesthetics, expression, history, and theory. Students explore the foundation of typography in depth by creating their own typefaces in hands-on classes, while developing a broad understanding of the field through lectures, discussions, and research. Electives are offered each term, focusing on topics such as pen and brush lettering, Python programming, and advanced tools for font development. A series of guest lectures round out the curriculum, allowing students deeper insight into specific relevant topics.

Participants leave the program with the specialized skills to design professional-quality digital typefaces and lettering.



 

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May 31


Applications for admission to the 2017-18 Extended Program are due at midnight of Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Read more…

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We are happy to announce the dates for the next Typographics festival. Hope to see you there on June 16 & 17, 2017. There will be workshops and tours schedule in the weeks around these dates too, so mark your calendars! Conference participants can get a 10% discount on Type@Cooper NYC workshops offered between June 12 and 22! You'll find the promo code on your ticket confirmation. To receive notifications about Typographics 2017 join this mailing list.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - W. A. Dwiggins: The Experimental Type Designs
W. A. Dwiggins: The Experimental Type Designs
with Bruce Kennett

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon., Jun. 05 – Mon., Jun. 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - From Calligraphy to Type.
From Calligraphy to Type.
with Ewan Clayton

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon., Jun. 19 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals
Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals
with Troy Leinster

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 05 – Mon., Jul. 24, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Typesetting on the Web
Typesetting on the Web
with Stephen Cronin

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 05 – Mon., Jul. 24, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting
Sign Painting
with John Downer

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 12 – Thu., Jun. 15, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Introduction to Hand Lettering
Introduction to Hand Lettering
with James Edmondson

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 12 – Thu., Jun. 15, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Integrating Letter & Image: Drawing on Early Influences
Integrating Letter & Image: Drawing on Early Influences
with Michael Doret

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 12 – Thu., Jun. 15, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Grids & Grits
Grids & Grits
with Tânia Raposo

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 12 – Mon., Jun. 12, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Type Selector
Type Selector
with Tânia Raposo

Public workshop
Tue., Jun. 13 – Tue., Jun. 13, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Micro Typography
Micro Typography
with Tânia Raposo

Public workshop
Wed., Jun. 14 – Wed., Jun. 14, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Type Design for Non-Type Designers
Type Design for Non-Type Designers
with Matteo Bologna

Public workshop
Wed., Jun. 14 –
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Making Faces (and Other Emoji)
Making Faces (and Other Emoji)
with Colin Ford

Public workshop
Wed., Jun. 14 – Thu., Jun. 15, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - TypeCooker
TypeCooker
with Erik van Blokland

Public workshop
Thu., Jun. 15 –
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Bring Your Own Problem: A Scripting Workshop for Pros
Bring Your Own Problem: A Scripting Workshop for Pros
with Frederik Berlaen and Andy Clymer

Public workshop
Sun., Jun. 18 –
10:00 AM – 5:00

Type@Cooper - Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners
Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners
with Just Van Rossum

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 19 – Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - How to Code All Your Graphic Design: Designing the Design Process with PageBot
How to Code All Your Graphic Design: Designing the Design Process with PageBot
with Petr van Blokland

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 19 – Thu., Jun. 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Spencerian Lettering
Spencerian Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 19 – Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Whispering Type
Whispering Type
with Frederik Berlaen

Public workshop
Mon., Jun. 19 – Wed., Jun. 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Programming Animations with DrawBot
Programming Animations with DrawBot
with Just Van Rossum

Public workshop
Wed., Jun. 21 – Thu., Jun. 22, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Brush Lettering
Brush Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Wed., Jun. 21 – Thu., Jun. 22, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - The Force Behind the Forms: Written Lower-case Romans
The Force Behind the Forms: Written Lower-case Romans
with Ewan Clayton

Public workshop
Sat., Jun. 24 – Sun., Jun. 25, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Designing Diacritics: more than a production detail workshop
Designing Diacritics: more than a production detail workshop
with Aleksandra Samuļenkova

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Jun. 24 – Sat., Jun. 24, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Introduction to Cyrillic
Introduction to Cyrillic
with Aleksandra Samuļenkova

Public workshop
Sun., Jun. 25 – Sun., Jun. 25, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Mechanics of Typography
Mechanics of Typography
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Public workshop
Sat., Jul. 08 – Sun., Jul. 09, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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