Typography: Essentials

Typography Essentials with Alexander Tochilovsky

Typography: Essentials

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Session Dates: April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Cost: $440.00

This workshop will help you acquire the requisite typographic skills. You will learn how and why pair typefaces, how to solve intricate typographic hierarchies, and how to fine-tune long passages of text. You will learn how and when to use various kinds of dashes, get acquainted with OpenType features and master the glyph palette. Building and using typographic grids will also be covered. Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly OCD! It will make you a better typographer.

Meets Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Required Materials

  • A laptop with Adobe InDesign installed

This is not a workshop for absolute beginners, rather it is targeted towards designers and students who strive to improve their typography game. If you don’t have some typography experience, the Typography: Fundamentals workshop is a good basis to build on..


The final day to register is Feb. 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Course Code: $158640

Instructor(s): Alexander Tochilovsky

  • 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.