Typographics 2022

Typographics 2022, presented by Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, was held at The Cooper Union this month. The festival celebrated its eighth year and was held in-person for the first time since 2019, although the interactive TypeLab ran as a combination of in-person events in New York and online events held around the globe.

Here are images from the first day of the main stage conference featuring speakers like 1985 School of Art alumnus Abbott Miller as well as Anthony Bryant, Mindy Seu, Donna Payne, Shivani Parasnis, and Rosie Garschina, among others. Once again Mike Essl A'96, dean of The Cooper Union School of Art; Barbara Glauber, the Spring 2022 Cooper Union Frank Stanton Chair in Graphic Design; Ellen Lupton A'85, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; and Alexander Tochilovsky A'00, curator of Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, curated the main stage.

Photos by Marget Long.
  • 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.