Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Type And Grids Website

Type on Grids
with June Shin

Typographics Conference (in-person) ticket holders can have a 10% discount on this workshop. Write to type@cooper.edu for the promo-code to take advantage of this offer before you pay.

Love grids? Great. Hate them? Let me change your mind. Grids don’t have to be boring and rigid. Unlock their infinite potential by constructing your own to build a set of expressive letterforms! This workshop will briefly touch on the structure of the Latin alphabet and its conventions, explore ways to use modularity to achieve visual harmony even in eccentric styles, and guide you to craft a unique piece of lettering based on the custom grids that each of you will construct from scratch. By the end, you will have added to your toolkit a new method of digital lettering, valuable in editorial design, marketing campaigns, illustration, and more. This workshop is for typophiles of any kind. No prior experience in type design is required. 

Required Materials
Laptop with Adobe Illustrator installed
Black marker


Sun, June 16, 2024
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

41 Cooper Square at Cooper Union
East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

Price: $275

About June Shin

June Shin Headshot

June Shin is an award-winning independent designer and artist from Korea with a particularly strong interest in typography. Previously, she was a design director at a tech startup, typeface designer at Occupant Fonts, and adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been recognized by the Noguchi Museum, Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, and Graphic Design USA, among others. Having earned her BA in art history from Cornell University and MFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design, she brings a unique blend of academia and industry experience to her craft.