Typographics – Workshops & Tours

Workshops & Tours

Attendees of the Typographics conference get a 10% discount on Type@Cooper’s workshops from June 10–20.

A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of your conference ticket. Apply the code during workshop registration to receive your discount.

Tours

Tours are being planned and will be announced in the coming days. For updates and announce­ments, join the Typographics mailing list and follow @TypographicsNYC on Twitter.

Workshops

  • Sign Class with John Downer
    Sign Class with John Downer

    During the course, several styles of letter will be taught. Single stroke and built-up versions of both lineale and thick & thin forms will accompany casual styles. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the craft and start to build a set of skills which form a practical foundation for future lettering and typeface design projects. No prior lettering experience is required for admission to this public workshop. Intermediate and advanced students are also encouraged to enroll, as the class also provides an ideal opportunity for skills to be refined.

    Mon–Thu, June 10–13, 9am–4pm
    $920
    Details and registration

  • Grids with Tânia Raposo
    Grids with Tânia Raposo

    In this one-day workshop, learn about different kinds of grids and how to use them. We will go through the history of different grid methods, we will be using pencil and tracing paper to analyze in-use grids from magazines and books, and you will learn how to create grids and how to keep your text aligned to them in Adobe InDesign. Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly obsessive! It will make you a better typographer.

    Mon, June 10, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • Type Selector with Tânia Raposo
    Type Selector with Tânia Raposo

    In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to look at typefaces up close to analyze their details and why they matter, how to pick the best typeface for your project and how to 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.

    Tue, June 11, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • BookFlow with Gustavo Soares
    BookFlow with Gustavo Soares

    Design development often eats up a big chunk of our time. In book design, this can get quite painful if you have long or messy documents and complex typography ahead. This six-hour workshop will cover a workflow anchored in Planning, Style Mapping, Grep, Grep Styles, Scripts and other powerful InDesign functionalities that result in hundreds, if not thousands, of spot-on typographic pages designed in less than a day.

    Tue, June 11, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • Micro Typography with Tânia Raposo
    Micro Typography with Tânia Raposo

    In this one-day workshop, you will acquire typographic skills on the micro level — how to solve intricate typographic hierarchies, and how to fine-tune long passages of text. You will learn how and when to use various kinds of dashes, get acquainted with OpenType features and get to know all the strange characters in your glyph palette. Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly obsessive! It will make you a better typographer.

    Wed, June 12, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • ExhibitFlow with Gustavo Soares
    ExhibitFlow with Gustavo Soares

    Design development for exhibitions can be demanding. If you are in exhibition design you have probably dealt with Excel and Word documents as sources. Both have pros and cons, but definitely, Word docs are trickier. This intense six-hour workshop will give you strategies and techniques to boost your productivity in both workflows. From preparing documents to producing hundreds or thousands of refined captions, what you will learn here is going to increase your productivity in many other types of projects as well.

    Wed, June 12, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • Augment My Type with Martha RettigSofie Hodara
    Augment My Type with Martha Rettig, Sofie Hodara

    In this one-day workshop, you will learn the basics of augmented reality and about the variety of tools available for playing with images and text in AR. Through a series of lectures and hands-on projects, you will create an augmented type installation around Cooper Union that will be up for the duration of the conference. This workshop is great for designers, art directors, and type enthusiasts of all levels (no AfterEffects or coding experience necessary) who want to explore when and how to augment type. You will leave with a solid understanding of how to bring AR into your practice and some fun new skill in your typographic toolkit!

    Thu, June 13, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • MagFlow with Gustavo Soares
    MagFlow with Gustavo Soares

    Magazines are rich typographic environments with intricate hierarchies and endless micro-typography. It sounds and feels great until copy won’t stop changing and teams become minimal. MagFlow is a six-hour workshop that will give you the techniques and strategies to tackle challenging editorial scenarios straightaway. We will use a combination of Character, Paragraph, Nested, Grep and Object Styles to produce resilient templates regardless of the complexity of your typographic decisions or the size of your team.

    Thu, June 13, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna
    Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna

    Get a crash course in designing type from Matteo Bologna, Creative Director of award-winning studio Mucca Design (and mastermind behind some of the most drool-worthy typography we’ve ever seen). Guest instructors, Georg Seifert and Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (the masterminds behind Glyphs app) will assist with the introduction of the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design.

    In this class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a typeface with Adobe Illustrator and the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own typefaces.

    In the morning session, we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to kern them, add diacritics, and produce the combined letters. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start.

    Thu, June 13, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • Python for Designers with Andy Clymer
    Python for Designers with Andy Clymer

    Some of the best visual ideas can come about by setting up some boundaries — a color palette, choice of a typeface or two, some starting idea of line weight, scale and proportion of elements — and running wild within the system.

    Working out a visual system with code is a great way to explore new ideas: computers love repetition and can quickly make hundreds of variations on a theme, and mistakes in the code can result in something that often times looks better than what was originally intended.

    With no programming experience necessary, workshop participants will learn the basics of the Python programming language while working in the free DrawBot application for the macOS. A quick sketch made with code in DrawBot can be saved as a PDF as a starting point to be finished later in Illustrator, or, with a little bit more work in the code editor, an entire book, magazine or animation can be built without even launching Illustrator or InDesign.

    Using the fundamentals of the Python programming language, students will sketch to create vector art with code and use the basic principles of design to turn their sketches into PDF zines and animated gifs. Bring a laptop with macOS 10.9 Mavericks or newer.

    Sun, June 16, 10am–5pm
    $230
    Details and registration

  • Movable Type: Animation for Typographers with Todd Goldstein
    Movable Type: Animation for Typographers with Todd Goldstein

    Motion plays an increasingly pivotal role in graphic design, from UI demos to logo animations to full-scale motion graphics sequences, but it can be intimidating to designers whose experience is primarily in static, type-focused disciplines.

    In this 4-day crash course, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe After Effects as well as simple animation principles and their effect on typography, form, and meaning. Through a series of lectures, demos, and hands-on projects, you’ll learn techniques for making your static compositions come to life—how to craft motion styles, how to fine-tune timing, how to tell a story through cause and effect—as well as an overview of After Effects’ arsenal of type-based effects. You’ll leave with a generous foundation in a wickedly fun new discipline, making motion a fundamental addition to your typographic toolkit.

    Mon–Thu, June 17–20, 10am–5pm
    $920
    Details and registration

More workshops & tours are being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks. For updates and announce­ments, join the Typographics mailing list and follow @TypographicsNYC on Twitter.

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