TYPOGRAPHY & CALLIGRAPHY
Type@Cooper and the Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union, in conjunction with the Type Directors Club, offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design.
Public Workshops, taught by top industry professionals, are offered to provide training in lettering, type history, typeface design, technology and production to anyone wishing to build skills and their knowledge base.
Explore the fundamentals of typographic styling and layout while inspiration from the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
This 2 day workshop will provide an overview of freehand brush lettering. Referencing tools, techniques, and models, participants will hone their skills as they take a wordmark from concept to completion.
This workshop will cover styles that can be lettered efficiently with a flat brush. Focusing on the shape and strokes of the brush to give the lettering a personality of its own.
Instruction will focus on developing fundamental hand skills, primarily by means of manual pencil-drawing techniques. Participants will gain a solid basis in the principles that make for successful lettering.
In this workshop, students will learn how to customize hand-drawn Modern letterforms and exploit their inherent versatility for different uses.
Typography is an essential aspect of graphic communication, but the mechanics involved in doing so elegantly can sometimes seem mystifying. This course helps understantding the elements to implement strong typography.
In this 10-week course, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe After Effects as well as the fundamental principles of animation and its effect on design, typography, and meaning.
This course is for anyone who has always wanted to design their own typeface, but is unsure where to start. Or for those who just love type, and wish they knew more about how it works.
This course will address matters of concern regarding character proportions, stroke weights, curve descriptions, and miscellaneous ratios in type design.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to build on a variety of versatile script styles that are especially suited for drawing one-of-a-kind logos and wordmarks.
In this workshop, students will acquire the basics for drawing upper- and lowercase letterforms, along with the flourishing methods that are particular to the style.
In this class, students will learn to refine the relationships of typographic elements in their projects. The complex dynamics of choosing typographic style, size, weight, width, slope, color, orientation and position.