TYPOGRAPHY & CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy: The Italic Hand
Calligraphy Class in New York The Italic Hand course

In this class students learn the fundamentals of handling the tools of the calligrapher and to understand and write the italic letterforms.

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Basic Python ProgrammingBasic Python Programming for Typeface Design

In this workshop, students will gain a basic understanding of how to program in Python and how to use those skills in Robofont.

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Brush LetteringBasic Python Programming for Typeface Design

This two-day workshop will provide a basic overview of freehand brush lettering.

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Fundamentals of Flat Brush LetteringBasic Python Programming for Typeface Design

Sign painters use styles that can be lettered with a flat brush. This course will covered: single stroke block and single stroke casual.

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Principles of Typeface Design
Principles of Typeface Design: the fundamentals - typeface design class

This course is for anyone who wants to design their own typeface, but is unsure where to start.

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Speedball Script Styles
Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design

This workshop will devote a weekend to the subject of using Speedball series B and series D nibs to emulate script fashions of the past.

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The Mechanics of Typographic Space
The Mechanics of Typographic Space

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.

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  • 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.