With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

Nick Sherman

instructor

Nick Sherman is a typographer, web designer, typeface designer, and typographic consultant. He runs HEX Projects, a typographic company that makes fonts and websites. He is also a founder and designer of Fonts In Use and v-fonts.com.

A graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program in typeface design at The Cooper Union, Nick is also art director and web designer/developer for their Typographics design festival. A List Apart has published his writing on responsive design and web typography, and he occasionally talks and teaches classes on those topics. He is a member of the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and has served on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club.

Previously, Nick has worked at Font BureauWebtype, and MyFonts, directing web design and promo­tional material for type­faces in print and digital media. He graduated with honors from the Graphic Design pro­gram at MassArt in Boston, where he has also taught under­graduate typography, typeface design, and letterpress printing.

Some of his other projects include Size CalculatorFont‑To‑WidthWoodtyperPizza Rules!Specimenism, and a personal photo journal featuring manhole coversmanicules, and more. Nick also parti­cipates in the Kaiju Big Battel live monster wrestling group. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skate­boarder, pizza enthusiast, printer, musician, and classic horror film buff.

 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.