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Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center have joined together in conjunction with the TDC to offer a public lecture series.
The lecture series is still closely tied to the curriculum of the typeface design program. These lectures are free and open to the public. Here are the next two lectures being offered. For more information about the program visit http://coopertype.org/
What You Should Never Do With Type And Why
Monday, February 7, 2011, 6:30 pm
The Rose Auditorium in the New Academic Building
41 Cooper Square at East 7th St, New York, NY
Type@Cooper presents the first in our guest lecture series at Cooper Union "Turning Lead into Gold: 19th-Century American Type Foundries & Their Specimen Books". Stephen O. Saxe will speak on Monday, October 18th at 6:30 pm in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union. This talk was adapted from the annual Hofer Lecture in Graphic Arts at Harvard in April, 2010. It covers the design and production of type in the nineteenth century from the earliest days of typefounding in America, technological advances, the aesthetics of “Victorian” type, the “Artistic Printing” movement, and the demise of the great type foundries and formation of the American Type Founders Company at the end of the century.
For more information go to the Cooper Union Continuing Education website or CooperType.org