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.
Typography is an essential aspect of graphic communication, but the mechanics involved in doing so elegantly can sometimes seem mystifying. This course helps to understand the elements to implement strong typography.
Print and web designers, type 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 using modern HTML & CSS.
During this workshop, students will learn techniques for drawing well-constructed and attractive flourishes to enhance logotype, packaging and publication work.
In this workshop, students will learn how to customize hand-drawn Modern letterforms and exploit their inherent versatility for different uses.
John Downer will draw on his experience as a sign painter and type designer to teach traditional approaches. Focusing on two styles: Half Block and Gaspipe.
This course will address matters of concern regarding character proportions, stroke weights, curve descriptions, and miscellaneous ratios in type design.
During this two-day workshop, students will acquire skills to design and apply effective word-based marks for personal and professional use.
This two-day workshop will provide a basic overview of freehand brush lettering. Referencing various tools, techniques, and models, participants will hone their drawing skills as they take a wordmark from concept to completion.
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.