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STUDENT WORK! A few pieces from my Spencerian Lettering workshop last weekend at @coopertype. Thanks to all the students for joining me!
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Students began by learning the basics of Spencerian Lettering (the unique hand-drawn script of the 20th century, not the earlier variety of American writing), before gaining an understanding of decorative flourishing. Next, participants explored the distinctive Italian Hand, a related style characterized by its bold contrast and playful bulbous stroke endings. Students also received tips for real-world design applications, and practical vectorizing strategies.
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Spring 2020 workshops:
Intro to Lettering, April 14–15
Lettering Tricks and Techniques, May 4–5
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#lettering #handlettering #spencerian #script #workshop #flourish #coopertype #cooperunion #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

STUDENT WORK! A few pieces from my Spencerian Lettering workshop last weekend at @coopertype. Thanks to all the students for joining me!

Students began by learning the basics of Spencerian Lettering (the unique hand-drawn script of the 20th century, not the earlier variety of American writing), before gaining an understanding of decorative flourishing. Next, participants explored the distinctive Italian Hand, a related style characterized by its bold contrast and playful bulbous stroke endings. Students also received tips for real-world design applications, and practical vectorizing strategies.

Spring 2020 workshops:
Intro to Lettering, April 14–15
Lettering Tricks and Techniques, May 4–5

#lettering #handlettering #spencerian #script #workshop #flourish #coopertype #cooperunion #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

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goodbye NYC! 🗽me despido con mucha fiebre de dibujar letras y un par de libritas más 🍔🌸😛 pero sobre todo con el interés renovado por crear ✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #italianhand #spencerian #letteringco #letters #ipadlettering

goodbye NYC! 🗽me despido con mucha fiebre de dibujar letras y un par de libritas más 🍔🌸😛 pero sobre todo con el interés renovado por crear ✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #italianhand #spencerian #letteringco #letters #ipadlettering

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ayer y hoy en el workshop con @typelettering 🗽⚡️☕️ todavía no he procesado muy bien que cumplí este sueño de venir a @coopertype ❤️ y solo puedo decir que mis letras no serán las mismas ✏️✏️✏️
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italian hand + spencerian lettering✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #typeatcooper #typeandlettering

ayer y hoy en el workshop con @typelettering 🗽⚡️☕️ todavía no he procesado muy bien que cumplí este sueño de venir a @coopertype ❤️ y solo puedo decir que mis letras no serán las mismas ✏️✏️✏️
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italian hand + spencerian lettering✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #typeatcooper #typeandlettering

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LETTERING TIP: Crank up Spencerian Lettering even more with this eccentric offshoot based on classic Italian Hand. I’ll cover these styles and more this weekend in my @coopertype workshop Dec. 7–8. Sign up via the link in my profile.
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Spencerian Lettering (not the 19th-century handwriting) is an idiosyncratic hand-drawn take on traditional pointed-pen script. During the late 1960s, the style’s innovators pulled from various traditional cursive “hands” for inspiration, including a quirky Italian model from the 16th century. Its letterforms are characterized by swollen stroke endings, bulbous loops, and heavy irregular shading. The second image is an exemplar by the French master, Lucas Materot, from the early 17th century.
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For the lettering nerds: Italian Hand is the 16th-century offspring of the earlier chancery italic. It was originally referred to as Testegiatta, or “voluptuous head,” due to the overstated bloated terminals that capped its vertical stems. Penmanship copybooks quickly proliferated throughout Western Europe popularizing the style. Eventually, embellished Italian Hand became a subset of Spencerian Lettering. The final image shows a modern interpretation that I drew for @houseindustries’ Thank You Cards published by @clarksonpotter.
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#spencerian #script #letter #letterform #lettering #handlettering #workshop #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #logo #design #graphicdesign #chancery #italic #penmanship #italianhand #testegiatta #voluptuoushead #houseindustries #clarksonpotter #grazie

LETTERING TIP: Crank up Spencerian Lettering even more with this eccentric offshoot based on classic Italian Hand. I’ll cover these styles and more this weekend in my @coopertype workshop Dec. 7–8. Sign up via the link in my profile.

Spencerian Lettering (not the 19th-century handwriting) is an idiosyncratic hand-drawn take on traditional pointed-pen script. During the late 1960s, the style’s innovators pulled from various traditional cursive “hands” for inspiration, including a quirky Italian model from the 16th century. Its letterforms are characterized by swollen stroke endings, bulbous loops, and heavy irregular shading. The second image is an exemplar by the French master, Lucas Materot, from the early 17th century.

For the lettering nerds: Italian Hand is the 16th-century offspring of the earlier chancery italic. It was originally referred to as Testegiatta, or “voluptuous head,” due to the overstated bloated terminals that capped its vertical stems. Penmanship copybooks quickly proliferated throughout Western Europe popularizing the style. Eventually, embellished Italian Hand became a subset of Spencerian Lettering. The final image shows a modern interpretation that I drew for @houseindustries’ Thank You Cards published by @clarksonpotter.

#spencerian #script #letter #letterform #lettering #handlettering #workshop #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #logo #design #graphicdesign #chancery #italic #penmanship #italianhand #testegiatta #voluptuoushead #houseindustries #clarksonpotter #grazie

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LETTERING TIP: Here’s another trick I’ll elaborate on during my Spencerian Lettering workshop this weekend Dec. 7–8 @coopertype in NYC.
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When an elliptical form joins a stem in a script style like this, the axis of the bowl (enclosed counterform) requires an angle that’s slightly greater than the general slope of the letterforms. This adjustment grounds the curved stroke by keeping more of its weight toward the bottom, preventing the oval shape from appearing to rotate backward away from the stem. It also allows the two components to meet above the center of the letterform (indicated by the arrow), which is characteristic of high-contrast formal script.
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In the second image, the axis of the elliptical bowl matches the angle of the stem. This distributes the volume of the curved stroke more evenly throughout, ultimately causing the letter to appear upright, stiff, and boring. Another unwanted result is the joining of the two components at the center (indicated by the arrow), which ruins the subtle tension necessary to give a sense of liveliness to Spencerian Lettering forms, like the one I’ve drawn here.
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For those paying close attention, you may have noticed that the right side of the bowl just kisses the left side of the vertical stem, creating distinct “ink traps.” This feature —along with the thin exaggerated hairline “entry stroke” at the very top of the right stem— is a hallmark of Spencerian Lettering, which was innovated by Tom Carnase with Herb Lubalin during the late 1960s.
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Sign up for my class using the link in my bio to learn more!
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#spencerian #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

LETTERING TIP: Here’s another trick I’ll elaborate on during my Spencerian Lettering workshop this weekend Dec. 7–8 @coopertype in NYC.

When an elliptical form joins a stem in a script style like this, the axis of the bowl (enclosed counterform) requires an angle that’s slightly greater than the general slope of the letterforms. This adjustment grounds the curved stroke by keeping more of its weight toward the bottom, preventing the oval shape from appearing to rotate backward away from the stem. It also allows the two components to meet above the center of the letterform (indicated by the arrow), which is characteristic of high-contrast formal script.

In the second image, the axis of the elliptical bowl matches the angle of the stem. This distributes the volume of the curved stroke more evenly throughout, ultimately causing the letter to appear upright, stiff, and boring. Another unwanted result is the joining of the two components at the center (indicated by the arrow), which ruins the subtle tension necessary to give a sense of liveliness to Spencerian Lettering forms, like the one I’ve drawn here.

For those paying close attention, you may have noticed that the right side of the bowl just kisses the left side of the vertical stem, creating distinct “ink traps.” This feature —along with the thin exaggerated hairline “entry stroke” at the very top of the right stem— is a hallmark of Spencerian Lettering, which was innovated by Tom Carnase with Herb Lubalin during the late 1960s.

Sign up for my class using the link in my bio to learn more!

#spencerian #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

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Learn to draw flourished script like this in my Spencerian Lettering workshop Dec. 7–8 @coopertype in NYC. Sign up via link in bio.
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Spencerian Lettering is an ornate hand-drawn script letter with a wild streak. Learn the unique characteristics of this eye-catching style, and how to apply it to loads of different design applications, including posters, labels, packaging, book jackets, editorial illustrations, advertisements, and more!
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#spencerian #lettering #handlettering #workshop #flourish #script #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyorkcity #logo #design #poster #label #bookdesign #illustration #advertising #marketing #packaging #calligraphy #font #typography #type #nottype

Learn to draw flourished script like this in my Spencerian Lettering workshop Dec. 7–8 @coopertype in NYC. Sign up via link in bio.

Spencerian Lettering is an ornate hand-drawn script letter with a wild streak. Learn the unique characteristics of this eye-catching style, and how to apply it to loads of different design applications, including posters, labels, packaging, book jackets, editorial illustrations, advertisements, and more!

#spencerian #lettering #handlettering #workshop #flourish #script #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyorkcity #logo #design #poster #label #bookdesign #illustration #advertising #marketing #packaging #calligraphy #font #typography #type #nottype

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El quote completo dice: “One of the contradictions of typography and type design is between the anonymous and the noticeable. The struggle between making things that are without taste that leave the message unnoticed and making things that are too flavorful and swamp the message with overwhelming taste. It always comes as a delight to find something that has real flavor, yet seems entirely appropriate.” —Paul Barnes.

Creo que aplica 100% al #chai y a la cocina en general. @musa_chai es un proyecto interdisciplinar, por eso nos parece natural y completamente apropiado formular una bebida según teorías de “sabor” tipográfico. 😉😉 #paulbarnes #typography #typedesign #flavor #chailatte #musachai #typespecimen #coopertype @coopertype #commercialtype #design #quote #designtheory #masalachai #icedchai #diseñocolombiano #photostyling

El quote completo dice: “One of the contradictions of typography and type design is between the anonymous and the noticeable. The struggle between making things that are without taste that leave the message unnoticed and making things that are too flavorful and swamp the message with overwhelming taste. It always comes as a delight to find something that has real flavor, yet seems entirely appropriate.” —Paul Barnes.

Creo que aplica 100% al #chai y a la cocina en general. @musa_chai es un proyecto interdisciplinar, por eso nos parece natural y completamente apropiado formular una bebida según teorías de “sabor” tipográfico. 😉😉 #paulbarnes #typography #typedesign #flavor #chailatte #musachai #typespecimen #coopertype @coopertype #commercialtype #design #quote #designtheory #masalachai #icedchai #diseñocolombiano #photostyling

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Get your tickets NOW for our evening with the hilarious @dulcesloan & friends 
#thedailyshow #JerseyComedy #DulceSloan #LiveComedy #StandUp #graphicdesign #coopertype

Get your tickets NOW for our evening with the hilarious @dulcesloan & friends
#thedailyshow #JerseyComedy #DulceSloan #LiveComedy #StandUp #graphicdesign #coopertype

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Swipe to see the evolution of the logo I drew for @risedotco
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I’ll be teaching my creative process, along with loads of handy tricks and techniques, during a Brush Lettering workshop Nov. 23–24 @coopertype in NYC. The link in my bio has info and registration, but you already knew that.
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#logo #graphic #design #graphicdesign #brush #brushmarker #script #lettering #scriptlettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #calligraphy #writing #handwriting #cursive #penmanship #drawing #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #tombow #fabercastellpittartistpen #moarhashtags

Swipe to see the evolution of the logo I drew for @risedotco

I’ll be teaching my creative process, along with loads of handy tricks and techniques, during a Brush Lettering workshop Nov. 23–24 @coopertype in NYC. The link in my bio has info and registration, but you already knew that.

#logo #graphic #design #graphicdesign #brush #brushmarker #script #lettering #scriptlettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #calligraphy #writing #handwriting #cursive #penmanship #drawing #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #tombow #fabercastellpittartistpen #moarhashtags

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1. Welcome to my new account dedicated to lettering and graphic design! 
October 5–6 I attended the workshop at @CooperType in NYC called “Introduction to Lettering” by lettering ninja Ken Barber. A super inspiring weekend that got me totally hooked on letters. Again. Some of you might know that my interest in graffiti that started at the age of 12 later got me into being a graphic designer – so letters and typography has always been an important part of my life. So to now pick up the pencil and getting back to basics feels awesome! I’m feeling extremely motivated to learn the craft of lettering. I will share finished pieces as well as work in progress along the way and I appreciate any feedback and tips & tricks that will help me develop my skills.

1. Welcome to my new account dedicated to lettering and graphic design! 
October 5–6 I attended the workshop at @CooperType in NYC called “Introduction to Lettering” by lettering ninja Ken Barber. A super inspiring weekend that got me totally hooked on letters. Again. Some of you might know that my interest in graffiti that started at the age of 12 later got me into being a graphic designer – so letters and typography has always been an important part of my life. So to now pick up the pencil and getting back to basics feels awesome! I’m feeling extremely motivated to learn the craft of lettering. I will share finished pieces as well as work in progress along the way and I appreciate any feedback and tips & tricks that will help me develop my skills.

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Learn new skills in my Brush Lettering workshop Nov. 23–24 @coopertype NYC. More info in bio link.
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After students get the hang of using a pointed marker, we'll explore brush lettering in other mediums. These sketches were made during the in-class drawing portion of the workshop where I demonstrate how to translate brush strokes using different tools, like pencil and paper, and even chisel-tipped pens. I will also share my special method for vectoring tricky brush letters. This two-day weekend workshop is open to all skill levels.
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#new #brush #brushmarker #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #calligraphy #writing #handwriting #cursive #penmanship #drawing #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #graphic #design #graphicdesign #logo

Learn new skills in my Brush Lettering workshop Nov. 23–24 @coopertype NYC. More info in bio link.

After students get the hang of using a pointed marker, we'll explore brush lettering in other mediums. These sketches were made during the in-class drawing portion of the workshop where I demonstrate how to translate brush strokes using different tools, like pencil and paper, and even chisel-tipped pens. I will also share my special method for vectoring tricky brush letters. This two-day weekend workshop is open to all skill levels.

#new #brush #brushmarker #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #calligraphy #writing #handwriting #cursive #penmanship #drawing #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #graphic #design #graphicdesign #logo

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Learn letter-making methods like these in my brush script workshop Nov. 23–24 @coopertype in NYC. Sign up via link in bio.
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After acquiring a background on brush script, students will gain hands-on knowhow making letters with a pointed marker. Next, I’ll introduce methods for interpreting brush forms using pencil and paper, or pixels, in more complex compositions. We’ll finish by reviewing the particular challenges that come with digitizing brush letters, and examine strategies for vectoring their forms. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to register.
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#brush #brushmarker #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #calligraphy #writing #handwriting #cursive #penmanship #drawing #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #graphic #design #graphicdesign #logo

Learn letter-making methods like these in my brush script workshop Nov. 23–24 @coopertype in NYC. Sign up via link in bio.

After acquiring a background on brush script, students will gain hands-on knowhow making letters with a pointed marker. Next, I’ll introduce methods for interpreting brush forms using pencil and paper, or pixels, in more complex compositions. We’ll finish by reviewing the particular challenges that come with digitizing brush letters, and examine strategies for vectoring their forms. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to register.

#brush #brushmarker #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #calligraphy #writing #handwriting #cursive #penmanship #drawing #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #graphic #design #graphicdesign #logo

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Now hear this! :-) For any who may be interested in watching it, my recent Lubalin Lecture about Roger Excoffon is now online, thanks to the generosity of Hoefler&Co.  Just mosey on over to  coopertype.org/event/roger_excoffon_type_designer_graphic_designer_painter_philosopher#vimeo  #lubalincenter #coopertype #excoffon #rogerexcoffon #typedesign #typedesigner #vendometype #bancotype #mistraltype #choctype #dianetype #olivetype #fonderieolive

Now hear this! :-) For any who may be interested in watching it, my recent Lubalin Lecture about Roger Excoffon is now online, thanks to the generosity of Hoefler&Co. Just mosey on over to coopertype.org/event/roger_excoffon_type_designer_graphic_designer_painter_philosopher #vimeo #lubalincenter #coopertype #excoffon #rogerexcoffon #typedesign #typedesigner #vendometype #bancotype #mistraltype #choctype #dianetype #olivetype #fonderieolive

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Learn to make script lettering and logos with me this weekend Nov. 2–3 @coopertype in NYC. Sign up via my profile link.
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Nothing beats the warmth and allure of script letterforms. During this two-day weekend workshop, participants will gain a solid foundation for creating attention-getting script lettering and logos. With the help of detailed presentations, helpful handouts, instructional drawing demonstrations, and one-on-one discussions, attendees will learn how to implement script for personal or professional work.
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#script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #logo #graphic #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #font #notype #notafont #treatyoself

Learn to make script lettering and logos with me this weekend Nov. 2–3 @coopertype in NYC. Sign up via my profile link.

Nothing beats the warmth and allure of script letterforms. During this two-day weekend workshop, participants will gain a solid foundation for creating attention-getting script lettering and logos. With the help of detailed presentations, helpful handouts, instructional drawing demonstrations, and one-on-one discussions, attendees will learn how to implement script for personal or professional work.

#script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #logo #graphic #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #font #notype #notafont #treatyoself

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Learn to draw script lettering during my @coopertype workshop Nov. 2–3 in NYC. Register via profile link.
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After acquainting students with the basics of script letterforms, I’ll introduce the many variables that allow for the creation of more expressive varieties. This two-day weekend workshop is chock-full of informative presentations, live lettering demonstrations, helpful handouts and reference material, practical drawing exercises, and of course lots of one-on-one review.
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#script #lettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #graphic #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #cursive #calligraphy #hardly #butisupposeicanseewhypeoplewouldusethatterm

Learn to draw script lettering during my @coopertype workshop Nov. 2–3 in NYC. Register via profile link.

After acquainting students with the basics of script letterforms, I’ll introduce the many variables that allow for the creation of more expressive varieties. This two-day weekend workshop is chock-full of informative presentations, live lettering demonstrations, helpful handouts and reference material, practical drawing exercises, and of course lots of one-on-one review.

#script #lettering #workshop #cooperunion #coopertype #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #graphic #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont #cursive #calligraphy #hardly #butisupposeicanseewhypeoplewouldusethatterm

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Awesome to have my Steve SQUINTS included in @printedinblood @netflix Stranger Things Artbook! Some really cool stuff in here and a must have for any fan of the series. It’s out now and ya can swipe up to buy online in my stories or goto printedinblood.com 
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#netflix #strangerthings #artbook #steveharrington #fanart #illustration #drawing #line #paint #digital #wacom #graphic #coopertype #bold #clean #sketch #CLAUS #SQUINTS

Awesome to have my Steve SQUINTS included in @printedinblood @netflix Stranger Things Artbook! Some really cool stuff in here and a must have for any fan of the series. It’s out now and ya can swipe up to buy online in my stories or goto printedinblood.com
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#netflix #strangerthings #artbook #steveharrington #fanart #illustration #drawing #line #paint #digital #wacom #graphic #coopertype #bold #clean #sketch #CLAUS #SQUINTS

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#Repost @brucekennettstudio
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Magazine cover by Roger Excoffon, 1951. New Yorkers please spread the word that my talk about Excoffon is happening at Cooper Union at 6:00 on Wednesday night. It was sold out earlier but they have now arranged for some extra seating, so if you tried before and could get a seat, try again! #coopertype #excoffon #rogerexcoffon #magazinedesign

#Repost @brucekennettstudio
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Magazine cover by Roger Excoffon, 1951. New Yorkers please spread the word that my talk about Excoffon is happening at Cooper Union at 6:00 on Wednesday night. It was sold out earlier but they have now arranged for some extra seating, so if you tried before and could get a seat, try again! #coopertype #excoffon #rogerexcoffon #magazinedesign

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Magazine cover by Roger Excoffon, 1951. New Yorkers please spread the word that my talk about Excoffon is happening at Cooper Union at 6:00 on Wednesday night. It was sold out earlier but they have now arranged for some extra seating, so if you tried before and could get a seat, try again! #coopertype #excoffon #rogerexcoffon #magazinedesign

Magazine cover by Roger Excoffon, 1951. New Yorkers please spread the word that my talk about Excoffon is happening at Cooper Union at 6:00 on Wednesday night. It was sold out earlier but they have now arranged for some extra seating, so if you tried before and could get a seat, try again! #coopertype #excoffon #rogerexcoffon #magazinedesign

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What's new in typeface design? Come to TDC to see the Type@Cooper 2019 class exhibition through November 1. Here, a close up of You Lu's Boba typeface poster with promo cards. Email director@tdc.org for an appt to see it. More under Events on the TDC website: www.tdc.org *
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters#coopertype #youlu #boba @thecooperunion @coopertype

What's new in typeface design? Come to TDC to see the Type@Cooper 2019 class exhibition through November 1. Here, a close up of You Lu's Boba typeface poster with promo cards. Email director@tdc.org for an appt to see it. More under Events on the TDC website: www.tdc.org *
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters #coopertype #youlu #boba @thecooperunion @coopertype

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Brush up on your lettering skills this weekend in my @coopertype workshop, Oct. 5–6 in NYC. Link in profile.
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Gain loads of essential lettering know-how during this in-depth two-day weekend workshop. With the help of detailed slide presentations, practical skill-sharpening exercises, insightful drawing demos (like this one), and invaluable one-on-one feedback, you’ll learn how to create eye-catching and effective lettering for a slew of design applications.
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A handy tip from yer Uncle Ken: Use a hake watercolor brush, like the one pictured here, to sweep away pesky graphite and eraser residue without smudging your pencil drawings!
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#Handlettered #HandLettering #Lettering #Workshop #CooperUnion #CooperType #Drawing #Typography #Type #NotType #Font #NotAFont #GraphicDesign #Design #HakeBrush #Hake #Watercolor #Brush #TypeLettering #TypeAndLettering #KenBarber #UncleKen #LastCall #Yall

Brush up on your lettering skills this weekend in my @coopertype workshop, Oct. 5–6 in NYC. Link in profile.

Gain loads of essential lettering know-how during this in-depth two-day weekend workshop. With the help of detailed slide presentations, practical skill-sharpening exercises, insightful drawing demos (like this one), and invaluable one-on-one feedback, you’ll learn how to create eye-catching and effective lettering for a slew of design applications.

A handy tip from yer Uncle Ken: Use a hake watercolor brush, like the one pictured here, to sweep away pesky graphite and eraser residue without smudging your pencil drawings!

#Handlettered #HandLettering #Lettering #Workshop #CooperUnion #CooperType #Drawing #Typography #Type #NotType #Font #NotAFont #GraphicDesign #Design #HakeBrush #Hake #Watercolor #Brush #TypeLettering #TypeAndLettering #KenBarber #UncleKen #LastCall #Yall

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Throwback to Ken Barber’s @typelettering Script Logos workshop. It was the first time I’ve spent so many days just drawing letters and I really really LOVE it! I feel like I’ve reconnected with a lost part of myself, someone who draws by hand. The visit to the @lubalincenter @coopertype was totally eye-opening too.
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#scriptlettering #script #lettering #handlettering #handlettered #design #logo #wordmark #cooperunion #coopertype #type #typeandlettering #newyorkcity #nyc

Throwback to Ken Barber’s @typelettering Script Logos workshop. It was the first time I’ve spent so many days just drawing letters and I really really LOVE it! I feel like I’ve reconnected with a lost part of myself, someone who draws by hand. The visit to the @lubalincenter @coopertype was totally eye-opening too.
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#scriptlettering #script #lettering #handlettering #handlettered #design #logo #wordmark #cooperunion #coopertype #type #typeandlettering #newyorkcity #nyc

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First day of school! #coopertype

First day of school! #coopertype

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First day of school! #coopertype

First day of school! #coopertype

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These days I’m having a marvelous time organizing images for my Lubalin Lecture about the great French designer and painter Roger Excoffon. For anyone in the New York City area, the talk is at Cooper Union on Wednesday evening October 16 at 6 PM. Free and open to the public, just go find the talk on eventbrite and make a reservation. Pictured here: a rooster painted in gouache, first used as a symbol for the French republic and later in conjunction with publicity materials for Pathé Films. #rogerexcoffon #excoffon #frenchdesign #coopertype #cooperunion #lecoqfrançais #pathé

These days I’m having a marvelous time organizing images for my Lubalin Lecture about the great French designer and painter Roger Excoffon. For anyone in the New York City area, the talk is at Cooper Union on Wednesday evening October 16 at 6 PM. Free and open to the public, just go find the talk on eventbrite and make a reservation. Pictured here: a rooster painted in gouache, first used as a symbol for the French republic and later in conjunction with publicity materials for Pathé Films. #rogerexcoffon #excoffon #frenchdesign #coopertype #cooperunion #lecoqfrançais #pathé

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Only 3 weeks until my @coopertype lettering workshop, Oct. 5–6 in NYC. Check profile link for details.
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Whether you’re an experienced letterer, a designer looking to expand your abilities, or just a curious beginner, this two-day workshop will offer loads of personal instruction and hands-on exercises to improve your skills. Comprehensive slide presentations, informative handouts, and live drawing demonstrations will help guide attendees as they gain practical know-how while learning how to realize their ideas in various design applications.
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#Handlettered #HandLettering #Script #Lettering #Workshop #CooperUnion #CooperType #Typography #Type #NotType #Font #NotAFont #Calligraphy #NotCalligraphy #Okay #SortaBasedOnCalligraphy #GraphicDesign #Design #TreatYoself

Only 3 weeks until my @coopertype lettering workshop, Oct. 5–6 in NYC. Check profile link for details.

Whether you’re an experienced letterer, a designer looking to expand your abilities, or just a curious beginner, this two-day workshop will offer loads of personal instruction and hands-on exercises to improve your skills. Comprehensive slide presentations, informative handouts, and live drawing demonstrations will help guide attendees as they gain practical know-how while learning how to realize their ideas in various design applications.

#Handlettered #HandLettering #Script #Lettering #Workshop #CooperUnion #CooperType #Typography #Type #NotType #Font #NotAFont #Calligraphy #NotCalligraphy #Okay #SortaBasedOnCalligraphy #GraphicDesign #Design #TreatYoself

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cg x Lain. Handmade, limited to 25 pieces. 💥 Thanks @colourgroup2007 for the collaboration. 🙌 .
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#tshirtdesign #tshirt #artistshirt #colourgroup #graphicdesign #coopertype #graphicdesign #skateboarding #typedesign #handmade #doubleatownskaters

cg x Lain. Handmade, limited to 25 pieces. 💥 Thanks @colourgroup2007 for the collaboration. 🙌 .
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#tshirtdesign #tshirt #artistshirt #colourgroup #graphicdesign #coopertype #graphicdesign #skateboarding #typedesign #handmade #doubleatownskaters

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Unexpected meetings on the train result in surprise lunches? #coopertype #newyork is at  @Tokyo #atypi #atypi2019

Unexpected meetings on the train result in surprise lunches? #coopertype #newyork is at @Tokyo #atypi #atypi2019

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New York, has been for me one of the best experiences, not only because of the great quality of teaching, but also because it is a city that makes you get the best out of you. NYC forced me to see myself more, to find out what I can give, and to trust that's okay. I am very happy with the result, and excited to finish this project. Thanks to everyone who supported me at every step, now it's my turn to keep moving forward.
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Nueva York, ha sido para mi una de las mejores experiencias, no solo por la gran calidad en la enseñanza, sino también porque es una ciudad que hace que saques lo mejor de ti. Me forzó a verme más, a descubrir qué puedo dar yo, y confiar en que eso está bien. Me siento muy contenta con el resultado y entusiasmada de terminar este proyecto. Gracias a todos los que me apoyaron en cada paso, ahora me toca seguir avanzando a mi. 
#coopertype #nyc #condensed2019

New York, has been for me one of the best experiences, not only because of the great quality of teaching, but also because it is a city that makes you get the best out of you. NYC forced me to see myself more, to find out what I can give, and to trust that's okay. I am very happy with the result, and excited to finish this project. Thanks to everyone who supported me at every step, now it's my turn to keep moving forward.

Nueva York, ha sido para mi una de las mejores experiencias, no solo por la gran calidad en la enseñanza, sino también porque es una ciudad que hace que saques lo mejor de ti. Me forzó a verme más, a descubrir qué puedo dar yo, y confiar en que eso está bien. Me siento muy contenta con el resultado y entusiasmada de terminar este proyecto. Gracias a todos los que me apoyaron en cada paso, ahora me toca seguir avanzando a mi.
#coopertype #nyc #condensed2019

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How do you keep growing, personally and professionally?

One of my goals this year was to reinvest in my design education. As a freelancer, it can be easy to forget the importance of this part of growth and business development. 
This week, I had the pleasure of learning from the amazing (and funny), Ken Barber @typelettering at @coopertype. We also got to visit the Herb Lubalin Centre and get inspired by brilliant thinkers and designers.

Over the years, I’ve taken an interest in hand lettering and type, trying to explore it on my own through my chalkboards and @narrativeincidents but Ken’s class taught me so much more than I could’ve figured on my own. Thank you so much, Ken!

More than fuelling my love of letters, this workshop also allowed me to be surrounded by talented designers and letterers who are just as curious and hungry to learn. It’s nice to be challenged and pushed to think outside of the limitations I sometimes give myself. I do believe that exchanging ideas and problem solving together makes the work so much better —plus it’s fun!

It’s been 5 years since I graduated and as daunting as it can be to reinvest in further education, it is so worth it. I took it as an opportunity to grow personally and in turn be able to offer and apply a wider range of skills to my work. I’m so thankful for this experience and I hope to make these ‘perspective wideners’ a staple of my practice going forward.

#typographics #coopertype #lettering #workshop #nyctype #cooperunion #investinyourself #designeducation #freelancer #drawntype

How do you keep growing, personally and professionally?

One of my goals this year was to reinvest in my design education. As a freelancer, it can be easy to forget the importance of this part of growth and business development.
This week, I had the pleasure of learning from the amazing (and funny), Ken Barber @typelettering at @coopertype. We also got to visit the Herb Lubalin Centre and get inspired by brilliant thinkers and designers.

Over the years, I’ve taken an interest in hand lettering and type, trying to explore it on my own through my chalkboards and @narrativeincidents but Ken’s class taught me so much more than I could’ve figured on my own. Thank you so much, Ken!

More than fuelling my love of letters, this workshop also allowed me to be surrounded by talented designers and letterers who are just as curious and hungry to learn. It’s nice to be challenged and pushed to think outside of the limitations I sometimes give myself. I do believe that exchanging ideas and problem solving together makes the work so much better —plus it’s fun!

It’s been 5 years since I graduated and as daunting as it can be to reinvest in further education, it is so worth it. I took it as an opportunity to grow personally and in turn be able to offer and apply a wider range of skills to my work. I’m so thankful for this experience and I hope to make these ‘perspective wideners’ a staple of my practice going forward.

#typographics #coopertype #lettering #workshop #nyctype #cooperunion #investinyourself #designeducation #freelancer #drawntype

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Back at typographics, listening to Ed Fella. 
#typographics19
#coopertype
#edfella

Back at typographics, listening to Ed Fella.
#typographics19
#coopertype
#edfella

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Top coopertype photos & videos

ayer y hoy en el workshop con @typelettering 🗽⚡️☕️ todavía no he procesado muy bien que cumplí este sueño de venir a @coopertype ❤️ y solo puedo decir que mis letras no serán las mismas ✏️✏️✏️
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italian hand + spencerian lettering✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #typeatcooper #typeandlettering

ayer y hoy en el workshop con @typelettering 🗽⚡️☕️ todavía no he procesado muy bien que cumplí este sueño de venir a @coopertype ❤️ y solo puedo decir que mis letras no serán las mismas ✏️✏️✏️
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italian hand + spencerian lettering✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #typeatcooper #typeandlettering

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STUDENT WORK! A few pieces from my Spencerian Lettering workshop last weekend at @coopertype. Thanks to all the students for joining me!
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Students began by learning the basics of Spencerian Lettering (the unique hand-drawn script of the 20th century, not the earlier variety of American writing), before gaining an understanding of decorative flourishing. Next, participants explored the distinctive Italian Hand, a related style characterized by its bold contrast and playful bulbous stroke endings. Students also received tips for real-world design applications, and practical vectorizing strategies.
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Spring 2020 workshops:
Intro to Lettering, April 14–15
Lettering Tricks and Techniques, May 4–5
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#lettering #handlettering #spencerian #script #workshop #flourish #coopertype #cooperunion #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

STUDENT WORK! A few pieces from my Spencerian Lettering workshop last weekend at @coopertype. Thanks to all the students for joining me!

Students began by learning the basics of Spencerian Lettering (the unique hand-drawn script of the 20th century, not the earlier variety of American writing), before gaining an understanding of decorative flourishing. Next, participants explored the distinctive Italian Hand, a related style characterized by its bold contrast and playful bulbous stroke endings. Students also received tips for real-world design applications, and practical vectorizing strategies.

Spring 2020 workshops:
Intro to Lettering, April 14–15
Lettering Tricks and Techniques, May 4–5

#lettering #handlettering #spencerian #script #workshop #flourish #coopertype #cooperunion #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

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goodbye NYC! 🗽me despido con mucha fiebre de dibujar letras y un par de libritas más 🍔🌸😛 pero sobre todo con el interés renovado por crear ✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #italianhand #spencerian #letteringco #letters #ipadlettering

goodbye NYC! 🗽me despido con mucha fiebre de dibujar letras y un par de libritas más 🍔🌸😛 pero sobre todo con el interés renovado por crear ✍🏼
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#lettering #handlettering #handmade #type #coopertype #italianhand #spencerian #letteringco #letters #ipadlettering

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LETTERING TIP: Here’s another trick I’ll elaborate on during my Spencerian Lettering workshop this weekend Dec. 7–8 @coopertype in NYC.
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When an elliptical form joins a stem in a script style like this, the axis of the bowl (enclosed counterform) requires an angle that’s slightly greater than the general slope of the letterforms. This adjustment grounds the curved stroke by keeping more of its weight toward the bottom, preventing the oval shape from appearing to rotate backward away from the stem. It also allows the two components to meet above the center of the letterform (indicated by the arrow), which is characteristic of high-contrast formal script.
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In the second image, the axis of the elliptical bowl matches the angle of the stem. This distributes the volume of the curved stroke more evenly throughout, ultimately causing the letter to appear upright, stiff, and boring. Another unwanted result is the joining of the two components at the center (indicated by the arrow), which ruins the subtle tension necessary to give a sense of liveliness to Spencerian Lettering forms, like the one I’ve drawn here.
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For those paying close attention, you may have noticed that the right side of the bowl just kisses the left side of the vertical stem, creating distinct “ink traps.” This feature —along with the thin exaggerated hairline “entry stroke” at the very top of the right stem— is a hallmark of Spencerian Lettering, which was innovated by Tom Carnase with Herb Lubalin during the late 1960s.
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Sign up for my class using the link in my bio to learn more!
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#spencerian #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

LETTERING TIP: Here’s another trick I’ll elaborate on during my Spencerian Lettering workshop this weekend Dec. 7–8 @coopertype in NYC.

When an elliptical form joins a stem in a script style like this, the axis of the bowl (enclosed counterform) requires an angle that’s slightly greater than the general slope of the letterforms. This adjustment grounds the curved stroke by keeping more of its weight toward the bottom, preventing the oval shape from appearing to rotate backward away from the stem. It also allows the two components to meet above the center of the letterform (indicated by the arrow), which is characteristic of high-contrast formal script.

In the second image, the axis of the elliptical bowl matches the angle of the stem. This distributes the volume of the curved stroke more evenly throughout, ultimately causing the letter to appear upright, stiff, and boring. Another unwanted result is the joining of the two components at the center (indicated by the arrow), which ruins the subtle tension necessary to give a sense of liveliness to Spencerian Lettering forms, like the one I’ve drawn here.

For those paying close attention, you may have noticed that the right side of the bowl just kisses the left side of the vertical stem, creating distinct “ink traps.” This feature —along with the thin exaggerated hairline “entry stroke” at the very top of the right stem— is a hallmark of Spencerian Lettering, which was innovated by Tom Carnase with Herb Lubalin during the late 1960s.

Sign up for my class using the link in my bio to learn more!

#spencerian #script #lettering #handlettering #workshop #coopertype #cooperunion #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #logo #design #graphicdesign #typography #type #nottype #font #notafont

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See the latest in type design from rising stars. The "Type@ Cooper Extended Program Class of 2017" show is now on view at TDC through November 11. Email director@tdc.org for appt. Here, Nixon typeface by Lauren King, Contrakt typeface by Ethan Cohen, and the Lygia typeface family by Flavia Zimbardi. More: https://www.tdc.org/event/exhibition-typecooper-extended-program-class-2017/
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters#coopertype  #laurenking #ethancohen #flaviazimbardi 
@flaviazim @coopertype @lubalincenter

See the latest in type design from rising stars. The "[email protected] Cooper Extended Program Class of 2017" show is now on view at TDC through November 11. Email director@tdc.org for appt. Here, Nixon typeface by Lauren King, Contrakt typeface by Ethan Cohen, and the Lygia typeface family by Flavia Zimbardi. More: https://www.tdc.org/event/exhibition-typecooper-extended-program-class-2017/
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters #coopertype #laurenking #ethancohen #flaviazimbardi
@flaviazim @coopertype @lubalincenter

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See the latest in type design. The "Type@ Cooper Extended Program Class of 2017" show is now on view at TDC through November 20. Here, Octavia typeface by Tida Tep, inspired by Forties film noir. Email director@tdc.org for appt. More under Events at TDC website: www.tdc.org
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters#coopertype #tidatep @coopertype @tidatep

See the latest in type design. The "[email protected] Cooper Extended Program Class of 2017" show is now on view at TDC through November 20. Here, Octavia typeface by Tida Tep, inspired by Forties film noir. Email director@tdc.org for appt. More under Events at TDC website: www.tdc.org
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters #coopertype #tidatep @coopertype @tidatep

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Last week to see the latest in type design. The "Type@ Cooper Extended Program Class of 2017" show is now on view at TDC through November 21. Email director@tdc.org for appt. Here, US-government Nixon typeface by Lauren King. More Info under Events on TDC website www.tdc.org
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters#coopertype #laurenking #nixon @coopertype @lkokay

Last week to see the latest in type design. The "[email protected] Cooper Extended Program Class of 2017" show is now on view at TDC through November 21. Email director@tdc.org for appt. Here, US-government Nixon typeface by Lauren King. More Info under Events on TDC website www.tdc.org
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters #coopertype #laurenking #nixon @coopertype @lkokay

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NYC June 11 - 21: Celebrate type! Typographics Festival includes a conference, tours, talks, workshops, a Book Fair, and (free) TypeLab.  Join us there! TDC members should email director@tdc.org for the discount code. More under Events on the TDC website (link above): www.tdc.org
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#conference #nyc #cooperunion #newyork #magazines #Advertising #identity #branding #motiongraphics #typography #coopertype @typographicsNYC

NYC June 11 - 21: Celebrate type! Typographics Festival includes a conference, tours, talks, workshops, a Book Fair, and (free) TypeLab. Join us there! TDC members should email director@tdc.org for the discount code. More under Events on the TDC website (link above): www.tdc.org
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#conference #nyc #cooperunion #newyork #magazines #Advertising #identity #branding #motiongraphics #typography #coopertype @typographicsNYC

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See the latest in type design from rising stars. Here's a sample of their work! The "Type@ Cooper Extended Program Class of 2018" show is now on view at TDC through November 9. Email director@tdc.org for appt. More under Events on the TDC website (link above): www.tdc.org
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters#coopertype @coopertype @lubalincenter

See the latest in type design from rising stars. Here's a sample of their work! The "[email protected] Cooper Extended Program Class of 2018" show is now on view at TDC through November 9. Email director@tdc.org for appt. More under Events on the TDC website (link above): www.tdc.org
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#type #exhibition #nyc #typography #design #typeface #letters #coopertype @coopertype @lubalincenter

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