Because You Love Nice Things

Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Because You Love Nice Things

Charles Nix A'89, senior type designer at Monotype, will delver a free, public lecture on the work of George Abrams, a standout lettering artist during advertising’s golden age. Abrams was known for his lively casual-script, but produced headlines, taglines, and logos in an impressive array of typographic and calligraphic styles. Charles Nix will describe the arc of Abrams’ career—concentrating on handlettering work from the 50s, 60s, and 70s—with copious images of both process and product.

This event is free, but reservations are requested.

Located in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.