Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa

Grid Systems Eight Hour Spa with Ellen Lupton

Grid Systems Eight Hour Spa

Cost: $300.00

Sunday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Pamper your typographic playbook as you design an original publication. Brush up on the basics, such as choosing and combining typefaces, building a grid, and crafting elegant details. Masterworks from the Herb Lubalin Study Center will be on view throughout the session. Each participant will receive a signed copy of Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller’s book The ABCs of Triangle, Square, Circle: The Bauhaus and Design Theory, published by The Cooper Union in 1991 and reissued in hardcover by Princeton Architectural Press in 2019 on the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial. #Bauhaus100

Required Materials:

  • A laptop with Adobe InDesign installed
  • A notebooks and sketching materials

Registration for this class is open now.

Course Code: 1340199

Instructor(s): Ellen Lupton

  • 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.