Typographics 2021

Tue, Jun 1, 2021 12pm - Thu, Jul 1, 2021 11am

Add to Calendar

Typographics 2021

Typographics, the annual festival on the contemporary use of type organized by The Cooper Union’s Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, returns for the seventh consecutive year this summer—only this time it will be spread out from June 1 to July 1, 2021 as it continues online.

The 2021 main conference goes global featuring 30 speakers from around the world, all curated in collaboration with an international team of guest curators. The festival will once again feature a line-up covering the gamut of typographic fields—brand identity, website design, advertising, book and editorial design, motion graphics, and typeface design.

Learn more about conference organizers and how to register.

  • 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.