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Typography: Essentials

  • Date
  • Time
  • Led By Alexander Tochilovsky
  • Where Letterform Archive

This workshop will help you acquire the requisite typographic skills. You will learn how and why pair typefaces, how to solve intricate typographic hierarchies, and how to fine-tune long passages of text. You will learn how and when to use various kinds of dashes, get acquainted with OpenType features and master the glyph palette. Building and using typographic grids will also be covered. Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly OCD! It will make you a better typographer.

Required Materials
  • A laptop with Adobe InDesign installed

This is not a workshop for absolute beginners, rather it is targeted towards designers and students who strive to improve their typography game. If you don’t have any typography experience, the Typography: Fundamentals workshop is a good basis to build on.

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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