Ernst Schneidler and His Students

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Ernst SchneidlerErnst Schneidler was one of the most influential and beloved teachers of letter arts in the twentieth century, whose students included Georg Trump, Albert Kapr, Imre Reiner, Walter Brudi, and Rudo Spemann. This talk by Rob Saunders will present a rich selection of the calligraphy, type design and book design of Schneidler and his students in a high definition show and tell from the collection of the Letterform Archive.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Rob SaundersRob Saunders has been collecting letterforms for over 35 years, while pursuing a career as a designer, teacher, children’s book publisher, and marketing consultant. He founded Letterform Archive in 2013 to share his collection with the design community. 

Rob Saunders appears as part of the Herb Lubalin Lecture Series of Type@Cooper. The series is sponsored by the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at The Cooper Union, a public graphic design archive which places emphasis on a hands-on access to a wide range of design and typography ephemera.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • 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.”

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  • 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.