Typographics 2023

Mon, Jun 12, 10am - Thu, Jun 22, 2023 5pm

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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 this summer. The 2023 Festival features MainStage talks will be held on June 16 and 17. Festival dates are June 12–22 with the MainStage Conference. TypeLab returns again as an online event (but with an in-person component for in-person conference goers). Workshops, tours, and a book fair will also happen.

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.