An extraordinary design conference on type & typography comes to New York City

by News Department


Typographics Festival This is the one you've been waiting for! Typographics is an ambitious two-day typography conference, surrounded by two weeks of workshops and events, planned for this June at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Organized by Cooper's Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, the conference provides a platform for designers to share broad perspectives on where typography is today and where it is going.

June 8 – 18, 2015 at The Cooper Union

Roger Black, a veteran publication designer who is collaborating on the conference said

Quoting Roger Black begins There are conferences on graphic design, and conferences on type design, but Typographics is devoted to typography—the use of type in every medium Quoting  ends

Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center says:

Quoting Alexander Tochilovsky begins We're bringing together typographical stars and talented new-comers from around the globe Quoting  ends

During Typographics more than 20 speakers will present about a fundamental aspect of graphic design that bridges all content.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Abbott_Miller Adrian_Shaughnessy Alex_Trochut
Barbara_Glauber Bethany_Heck Bruno_Magg
Barbara_Glauber Bethany_Heck Bruno_Magg
Carrie_Gee Erik_van_Blokland Jackie_Goldberg
Carrie_Gee Erik_van_Blokland Jackie_Goldberg
Jonathan_Hoefler Marty_Hall Matteo_Bologna
Jonathan_Hoefler Marty_Hall Matteo_Bologna
Mike_Fortress Roger_Black Sue_Apfelbaum
Mike_Fortress Roger_Black Sue_Apfelbaum

A Two-week Typographic Festival

One, two, three and four-day intensive workshops, organized by Type@Cooper's coordinator Cara Di Edwardo, will bookend the conference. Besides the hand-lettering, sign painting, calligraphy and font technology workshops that Type@Cooper is well known for, workshops will include digital publishing and responsive design.

Top industry people will offer practical instruction to build applicable skills, said Professor Di Edwardo. Workshops are available to the public, but conference attendees receive tuition discounts.

Additionally, the festival's Typographics Lab offers participants the opportunity to work alongside established designers and programmers on practical applications of available type technology. The Lab, located at Cooper, will host mini-lectures, debates, small workshops and serve as a hackathon for type design tools developers. Publications and web content are planned to originate from the Lab.

Tours to typographically interesting locations and a number of social events are being planned, so everyone involved can meet and get to know each other.

Typographics takes place Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015 in The Cooper Union's historic The Great Hall, Seven East Seventh Street, New York. Workshops and "a festival of type events" start on June 8th and run through June 18th.

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GO Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography
GO The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
GO About Cooper Union
GO Type@Cooper

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