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Typographics 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12 - 2:45pm

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Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, now in its 6th year, is foc­used on con­tempo­rary typo­graphy and where its future may lie. This year’s events will be hosted online.

The main Typographics conference / lecture series will be held July 24, 25, and 26, 12pm - 2:45pm (Event times are listed in the time zone for New York City (gmt-4).) and will take place entirely online via livestream. 

Registration for the online conference is free and open to the public.

  • 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.