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.
In this class students learn the fundamentals of handling the tools of the calligrapher, see many examples of historical and contemporary fine writing and learn to understand and write the italic letterforms.
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 two-day workshop is for graphic designers, those interested in typeface design and those that are ready for a RoboFont refresher.
Designers, and DIY publishers can catch up on the basics of contemporary web design by building a small-scale web project from scratch, focusing on responsive design and typography.
During this workshop, students will learn techniques for drawing well-constructed and attractive flourishes to enhance logotype, packaging and publication work.
The course will cover a multitude of ways to achieve common layouts and will move onto more advanced ones with a focus on typography.
In this workshop, students will gain a basic understanding of how to program in Python and how to use those skills in Robofont.
This course will tackle the design of the roman capitals with some perspective of their place in history and with simple drawing techniques.
Explore the fundamentals of typographic styling and layout while drawing inspiration from spectacular pieces from the collection of Cooper Union’s Lubalin Center.
The workshop will mix the theoretical principles with practical applications. The history, formal elements and the practice of typography will all be explored.
This workshop will focused on single stroke casual brush lettering, covering proper form & efficient execution.
This workshop will cover several of the most accepted approaches to laying out lettering and making it work chromatically.
Learn how and why pair typefaces, how to solve intricate typographic hierarchies, and how to fine-tune long passages of text.
Learn to write a basic Blackletter alphabet in this workshop appropriate for both novices and seasoned scribes.
This workshop will explore the specialized techniques for making modern letterforms with flat pen, flat brush, pointed brush and ruling pen.
This workshop will provide an introduction to freehand lettering, with an emphasis on its use in branding, advertising, and editorial design.