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Micro & Macro Typography

  • Date
  • Time
  • Led By Tânia Raposo
  • Where Letterform Archive

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.

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