COOPER SQUARE, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Typographics, a typography conference that debuted in 2015, returns for a second year on June 17 and 18, 2016 to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Discounted registration is now open for the conference with early bird rates available until March 31, 2016.
The event is organized by Cooper's Type@Cooper, the leading post-graduate degree program in typeface design, and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, a graphic design archive that houses more than 6,000 pieces of design ephemera.
"Designers from around the globe participated in our very first year and we are excited to once again provide informative lectures, panels and an array of workshops and tours for design professionals and type enthusiasts," said Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center and one of the conference producers.
Typographics participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in typeface design, publication and book design, branding and packaging, corporate identity, advertising and motion graphics. On the digital side, Typographics will focus on new frontiers in app and responsive web design. Discussions will also consider how design history impacts design's future.
Two weeks of intensive workshops offering practical design instruction taught by professional typeface designers will bookend the conference. The workshops are organized through Type@Cooper to ensure a robust educational experience for participants.
Typographics will take place on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2016. Workshops and tours start on June 13 and run through June 23.
For more information and to register for the $50 discounted early bird rate, please visit http://typographics.com. For design studios looking to attend Typographics as a team, group discounts are available.
About The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859, is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning. Founded by industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Peter Cooper, Cooper Union houses schools of art, architecture and engineering, as well as a world-class faculty of humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit http://www.cooper.edu.
About the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography:
Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) is best known for his wildly illustrative typography and his groundbreaking work for the magazines Avant Garde, Eros and Fact. Established in 1984, the Study Center is an archive of Herb Lubalin's vast collection and the work of other eminent designers from the 20th century and beyond. Hands-on access to the collection serves students and researchers who have unhampered access to the original groundbreaking work of Herb Lubalin and his contemporaries. The archive is open to the public by appointment and attracts students and researchers from around the world. To make an appointment, visit http://lubalincenter.cooper.edu.
Type@Cooper is a post-graduate certificate program led by top industry professionals in a highly focused and comprehensive study of key typeface design principles: technique, technology, aesthetics, expression, history, and theory. In addition to offering public workshops, Type@Cooper also hosts a series of free public lectures in New York City in collaboration with the Herb Lubalin Study Center and in San Francisco with Letterform Archive and the San Francisco Public Library. For more information about the program, please visit http://coopertype.org.
SOURCE The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art