Fred Shallcrass


Fred Shallcrass is a typeface designer at Frere-Jones Type. He grew up in New Zealand, designing magazines, lettering and type for cultural and commercial clients. Since moving to New York, Fred has focused on type, working on branding projects, contributing to retail typeface families including Mallory & Conductor and designing custom typefaces and wordmarks for various clients.

  • 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.