Nick Sherman

Instructor

Nick Sherman is a typographer and typographic consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. He works at Font Bureau and Webtype promoting typefaces for print and digital media.

He is a co-founder of Fonts In Use and a columnist at A List Apart. He serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. He is both a graduate and consultant for the Type@Coopertypeface design program at Cooper Union.

Nick graduated with honors from the Graphic Design program atMassArt in Boston, where he also taught undergraduate typography. He previously worked at MyFonts, overhauling the web design and promotional material for the world’s largest collection of fonts. Some of his other projects include WoodtyperPizza Rules!,Specimenism, and a personal photo journal. He also participates in the Kaiju Big Battel live monster wrestling group.

Nick is an active member in the Society of PrintersATypI, andAmerican Printing History Association. Originally from Cape Cod, he is also a skate­boarder, pizza enthusiast, printer, musician, and classic horror film buff. 

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