Type@Cooper West 2017 programming kicks off tonight

Have you made “attend more type events” one of your 2017 resolutions? Lucky for you there are a lot of them happening in San Francisco this year. Recently we told you about the TypeThursday meetups, but if lectures are more your style, you won’t want to miss the series Type@Cooper West has in store this year.


Jessica Hische launches the 2017 talks with “Art as Therapy” tonight from 6–7:30 p.m. Her talk sold out quickly, but there will be a dozen great lectures this year.

The winter series also includes “Highlights of a Lifelong Obsession with Letterforms” from Jim Parkinson on February 15, “For Display Only” with James Edmondson talk on March 7, and “Design History as a Model for Contemporary Practice” with Alexander Tochilovsky on March 21.

Mark your calendars for these other dates this year as well and stay tuned as speakers and topics are announced — we’ll keep you posted here and on Twitter.

  • June 6 & 20
  • July 11 & 18
  • September 19
  • October 3 & 17
  • November 7

Typekit is pleased to sponsor this series, which takes place at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street. You can watch videos of the 2016 lectures here.

Type@Cooper West Workshops

In addition to the lecture series, Type@Cooper West is hosting several upcoming workshops for those who want to further expand upon their typographic skills.

Students looking to deep-dive into type education can sign up for two different 10-week workshops this winter. Carl Crossgrove teaches Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction from February 9 through April 13, for those who want to learn how to design their own typeface. For those who work in both the analog and digital realms, James Edmondson instructs Introduction to Hand Lettering from February 6 to April 10.

If you’re more of a weekend type warrior, never fear. Get groovy with Carl Rohrs at the Psychedelic Calligraphy – Written & Cut workshop on February 11 & 12, explore Responsive Design & Web Typography with Nick Sherman on February 18 & 19, line up with Tânia Raposo at Grids & Grits March 4 & 5, or look closer at letterforms with Victoria Rushton at Understanding Script Lettering on March 11 & 12 or Alexander Tochilovsky at Micro Typography on March 18 & 19.

Graduate Exhibition

Finally, Dependable Letterpress, Inc. & Negative Space Gallery in San Francisco will host an exhibition featuring the work of the talented designers who just graduated the inaugural Type@Cooper West program: Angy Che, Camille Sibucao, Damon Styer, Dave Bailey, Gen Ramirez, Kim Rhee, Lauren Hostetter, Shannon Miwa, Sonja Hernandez & Winston Scully. 

We’re proud to support the opening reception for this showcase on February 9th from 6-9 p.m. at 1192 Illinois St. in SF.

As always, feel free to say “hey” to any of us Typekit folks if you see us at any of these events!

3 Responses

  1. Violet says:

    Thank you for sharing! Is there any transcript or recordings?

    1. Sally Kerrigan says:

      Yes! The lectures are recorded and posted here (scroll down): http://coopertype.org/lectures/west.

  2. alboraya says:

    Very good post. Thank you for sharing!

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