In this two day workshop, students will learn the basics “modern” typefaces with a “rational” or vertical axis, that make use of the expansion contrast model. If that doesn’t make sense, that's okay! We’ll learn how to look at classic typefaces, honor the established conventions, and place thick strokes, thin strokes, and serifs where they should be. These practices imbue your lettering with a sense of classicism, integrity, and sophistication that is more than a cut above your typical cafe chalkboard. It’s time to level up!
A workshop offered by Type@Cooper West, a collaboration between Letterform Archive and The Cooper Union Continuing Education Department, and held in the Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive.
After graduating from California College of the Arts, James received a masters from the TypeMedia program at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands. James lives in San Francisco, and runs OH no Type Company, an independent foundry focused on display faces and expressive lettering.