The Condensed program 2010

Industry leaders conduct a rigorous 5-week intensive program in typeface design this summer at Cooper Union’s New York City campus.

Students of the summer intensive program take part in an integrated foundational course of lettering, history, and theory taught by veteran type designer Sumner Stone (former director of type at Adobe and founder of the Stone Type Foundry). Tools and principles of digital typeface design are taught step by step through an individual typeface design project with Sara Soskolne (senior designer, Hoefler & Frere-Jones). Students are also introduced to the art and science of bulletproof font production by Andy Clymer (senior typeface developer, Hoefler & Frere-Jones). The course is rounded out with guest visits and field trips to notable typographic institutions in New York City.

The application deadline is midnight on February 28th, 2011. The program is limited to 15 participants. Students will be informed of their acceptance status by March 15.

See the Application page for detailed application instructions.

Jean François Porchez, 13 December 2010

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