Typography is an essential part of graphic design, but mastering it can sometimes seem daunting. Fear no more, in this workshop you will acquire typographic skills on the micro level — you will learn how to look at typefaces, how to pick and then 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. Come learn how it can be useful to be slightly OCD! It will make you a better typographer.
This is not a workshop for absolute beginners, rather it is targeted towards designers and students who strive to improve their typography game. We will be working in Adobe InDesign, so a recent version (CS4 or later) of the application and a laptop is required.
Alexander Tochilovsky is a graphic designer, typographer, curator and educator, with nearly 20 years of professional design experience, and 10 years experience teaching typography. He graduated with a BFA from The Cooper Union, and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently the Curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. In 2009 he co-curated the exhibition Lubalin Now, and since 2010 he has curated five other exhibitions: Appetite (2010), Pharma (2011), Type@Cooper (2012), Image of the Studio (2013), & Thirty (2015). Since 2007 he has taught typography and design at the Cooper Union School of Art, and also teaches the history of typeface design at Type@Cooper, the postgraduate certificate program he co-founded in 2010.