Typographics 2018

Mon, Jun 11, 9am - Thu, Jun 21, 2018 6pm

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Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, now in its 4th year, takes place June 11–21, 2018, and is devoted to contemp­orary typo­graphy, with talks, work­shops, and tours focusing on where typo­graphy is today and where its future may lie. Registration is required.

Programming includes:

June 15–16
The highlight of Typographics is a two-day conference centered on the contemporary use of type. Registration is open to the public.

Workshops & Tours
June 11–21
Workshops and tours are being scheduled around the conference, covering everything from hand lettering to responsive typography.

June 14–17
The TypeLab at Typographics 2018 will host a series of technical hands-on work­shops, demos, inter­views, and experiments.

Book Fair
June 16–17
The Typographics festival includes the Typographics Book Fair, with items for sale from some of our favorite design booksellers.

  • 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.