Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Rhatigan Tailored Typography

Tailored Typography
with Dan Rhatigan

Many typefaces available to us today are not stand-alone designs, but were introduced as inventive solutions to very specific problems of type manufacture, typesetting restrictions, or printing issues. As those designs become part of the overall typographic landscape, it’s easy to forget how closely connected they are to the original problem, or how much potential there may be to explore solutions to a new problem. Looking at some now-classic typefaces, we’ll see how they turned out the way they did, and hopefully encourage some fresh responses to newer challenges.

Registration is now closed

When:
Tue, March 29, 2016

Where: Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA


The Herb Lubalin Lectures are recorded and made available here and on Vimeo with the generous support of Adobe.


About Dan Rhatigan

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Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Typekit in New York as the Senior Manager of Adobe Type. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher, including several years in London and New York serving as Type Director for Monotype. He has a BFA in graphic design from Boston University, and MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in the UK, and a very tattered passport.