COOPER SQUARE, N.Y., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 [email protected] 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.
"There are conferences on graphic design, and conferences on type design, but Typographics is devoted to typography—the use of type in every medium," said Roger Black, a veteran publication designer who is collaborating on the conference.
During Typographics more than 20 speakers will present about a fundamental aspect of graphic design that bridges all content.
"We're bringing together typographical stars and talented new-comers from around the globe," said Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center.
Confirmed speakers include Sue Apfelbaum, Matteo Bologna (Mucca), Louise Fili, Mike Fortress, Barbara Glauber (Heavy Meta), Jackie Goldberg (Yahoo!), Bethany Heck (Microsoft), Marty Hall, Jonathan Hoefler (Hoefler & Co.), Bruno Maag (Dalton Maag), Abbott Miller (Pentagram), Juan Carlos Pagan (Deutsch NY), Adrian Shaughnessy, Paula Scher, Alex Trochut and Erik van Blokland (LettError).
A Two-week Typographic Festival
One, two, three and four-day intensive workshops, organized by [email protected]'s coordinator Cara Di Edwardo, will bookend the conference. Besides the hand-lettering, sign painting, calligraphy and font technology workshops that [email protected] 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.
For more information and updates about Typographics, please visit http://typographics.com
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 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.
About [email protected]:
[email protected] 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. [email protected] also offers public workshops and in collaboration with the Herb Lubalin Study Center hosts a free public lecture series in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union. For more information about the program, please visit www.coopertype.org.
SOURCE The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art