Typographics 2017

Fri, Jun 16, 8:30am - Sat, Jun 17, 2017 6:30pm

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Typographics is back for a third year! This year the main stage is being produced and hosted by current and past curators of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, the graphic design archive that has co-organized Typographics with Type@Cooper since the conference’s debut. Previous Lubalin curators Mike Essl, Acting Dean of The Cooper Union’s School of Art, Barbara Glauber, principal of Heavy Meta Design Studio and Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, join current curator Alexander Tochilovsky.

“The conference is evolving each year – all with the goal of providing a variety of educational and networking opportunities for students and working designers from around the world who all share a special interest in type,” said Alexander Tochilovsky. “Between the main stage, the TypeLab, the book fair and the studio and walking tours, Typographics has a lot to offer.”

To ensure a robust experience, Typographics offers two weeks of festival events, including intensive hands-on workshops, taught by Type@Cooper instructors and guest instructors, TypeLab, a typeface design and typography hackathon, and a book fair.

Typographics festival events take place from June 12 to June 22, 2017. The conference takes place on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017.

For more information and to register, please visit http://typographics.com. For design studios looking to attend Typographics as a team, group discounts are available.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.