Typography for the Senses

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Typography for the Senses course NYC

Typography for the Senses Workshop with Ellen Lupton

Cost: $220.00

In this workshop, you will develop a branding system for a line of packaged ice cream concoctions (known to the trade as “frozen novelties”). Building outward from a core typographic mark, you will create a palette of elements and apply your system to a product line. The end result will be a brand concept that uses typography, color, and graphic elements to express a range of sensory experiences (taste, texture, aroma, temperature, crunch, etc). Co-sponsored with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, this workshop draws inspiration from the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, currently on view at the museum. This one-day course is a great way to spark your creativity, find new inspiration, and create a chill new portfolio piece.

This class is created for designers and students with a grasp of the basics and a desire to flex (or relax) their typographic muscles. We will be working in Adobe InDesign and/or Illustrator; a recent version (CS4 or later) of one or both applications is required.

Required Materials

  • a laptop with Adobe InDesign and/or Illustrator installed
  • a notebook and sketching materials/li>

Meets on Saturday July 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m


Registration begins May 1st. Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Early bird promotion: $25 registration fee will be waived if you register before May 11.

Course Code: 171778

Instructor(s): Ellen Lupton

  • 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.