Micro & Macro Typography

Micro & Macro Typography
with Tânia Raposo

Offered by Type@Cooper West
Workshop at Letterform Archive
Wed, Jun 20, – Wed, Aug 1, 2018
6:30pm–9:30pm PT

Typography is one of the keystones of graphic design, but mastering typographic skills can be a daunting task.

Fear no more, in this six-week class you will learn about typography on both macro and micro level – such as making good type selections, pairing typefaces, solving intricate typographic hierarchies, fine tuning long passages of text, and building typographic grids. Through a series of lectures, assignments, discussions, and demonstrations, you will complete this class to be a more typographically savvy designer. You will learn how and when to properly use dashes, get acquainted with OpenType features and master the glyph palette. This is not a class for absolute beginners; rather, it is targeted towards designers and students who strive to improve their typography game.

This class will meet for six Wednesday evenings and will skip the week of July 4th.

Required Materials

  • Laptop with a version of InDesign CS4 or later
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Tracing paper
  • Black pen

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.

About Tânia Raposo

Tânia Raposo is a type and graphic designer from Portugal. She received her Graphic Design BFA at ESAD.IPL, Portugal and her Type and Media Master’s degree at KABK, Netherlands. She has worked as a graphic designer for the studios Itemzero in Lisbon and Atlas in Palma de Mallorca and as a curatorial assistant at the Letterform Archive. At the moment she is the Program Coordinator for Type@Cooper West and works as a freelance graphic and type designer.

After moving around Europe and the US she has now settled in the Bay Area. She has a hard time controlling addiction to buying books, stamps, and travel ephemera.

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