Type/lettering/calligraphy clubs/classes in NYC?

blank's picture

In roughly a month I’ll be settling into a new apartment just south of Union Square in New York. I would love to get involved with the type, letting, and calligraphy scene. What should I look into aside from the TDC and the Society of Scribes?

typerror's picture


You might want to get in touch with Paul Shaw. If you wish, you can e-mail me and I will give you his particulars.

Did you get a job in NY? If so congratulations.

P.s. what is letting : )


blank's picture

I’ll drop you an email. And letting is what happens when I type faster than these buggy Firefox betas can keep up.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Hope you enjoy your new life in Babylon, James! ;-)

The Cooper Union usually has one or two Continuing Education courses in type and calligraphy. I see that this semester they have a letterpress course.

The Center for Book Arts is another place to check every now and then, even if typography is not their main interest.

blank's picture

Those Cooper Union classes sound great. I need to scrounge up some temp work to pay for them!

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

James, shoot me an e-mail if you're interested in getting work through temp agencies -- it probably won't be typeface design, but it'll help pay for those classes. :-)

.00's picture

SVA just asked me to teach a type design class for their continuing ed program. It starts on Tuesday Jan 27 and it runs through April. Hopefully it will be an ongoing thing.

blank's picture

I probably wouldn’t be able to make the first two classes of your spring class, James. But if it becomes a regular thing I’ll sign up for a later session.

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