Summer School

New York
August 10 – 14

20 – 24 July

Summer School



Typography Summer School is a meeting place for graduates of graphic design, wanting to bridge the gap between student and professional and learn more about typography. The school brings together leading practitioners and participants to study, exchange ideas, and investigate the discipline.

As well as running a range of projects within typography with real clients and budgets, the school acts as a think tank encouraging research and dialogue. This environment provides a forum in which to discuss what typography is, its relevance in design history and the part it plays in today’s society. The school investigates the role of typographic design across ranging mediums, from books to film credits and posters to websites.

The school was founded by Fraser Muggeridge and is independent from any college or educational organization. Typography Summer School New York was initiated in 2013 by Other Means. This website is designed by Other Means and Fraser Muggeridge.


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Live projects with actual briefs, clients and budgets. With these constraints participants gain experience in how to work in a professional situation.

  • Daily talks from each visiting practitioner.
  • Seminars, tutorials and informal discussions.
  • An evening of film screenings.
  • Advice on different career paths within typography.


Fraser Muggeridge and Other Means are joined by a visiting practitioner each day, from specialized areas of typographic design practice and educators at distinguished design schools. The 2015 tutors in New York are Julian Bittiner, Yoonjai Choi, Bob Gill, James Goggin, Geoff Han, Other Means, Fraser Muggeridge, & Alexander Tochilovsky. Bringing together a range of varied tutors will offer each participant a unique experience to learn from and apply to their future work.


Julian Bittiner is an independent designer based in New York, originally from Geneva, Switzerland. His studio practice centers around a search for meaningful new graphic forms and ideas rooted in a specific time and place. Having originally studied painting and photography at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, after a stint in the corporate design sector he later received an MFA in graphic design from the Yale School of Art where he has been teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs since 2008. He works closely with artists, curators, historians, architects, and institutions on a variety of projects.


Yoonjai Choi is a graphic designer and partner at Common Name, based in New York City. She currently teaches a typography class at Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). She is also a visiting critic at Yale School of Art, Syracuse University School of Architecture, Parsons, and Rutgers University. Yoonjai received her BFA in visual communications from Hongik University in Seoul, and an MFA in graphic design from Yale University. Prior to co-founding the studio, Yoonjai held a director position at New York design studio 24 for several years, where she worked with a variety of clients including LACMA, Prada, OMA, Bernard Tschumi, MoMA PS1, Rafael Moneo, and Barneys New York.


After freelancing as a designer/illustrator and teacher in New York, Bob Gill emigrated to London on a whim and stayed 15 years. There, he founded Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, later renamed Pentagram. He returned to New York to write and design Beatlemania, a multi-media and live history of the sixties which ran for three years on Broadway. His graphics have been exhibited in major museums all over the world and his lectures are legendary. He has written ten books on design and illustration as well as a number for children. He earned Lifetime Achievement awards from The New York Art Directors’ Club and The Designers & Art Directors’ Association of London. His latest book, published in 2012 is Bob Gill, so far.


James Goggin is a Chicago-based British and/or Australian art director and graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Arnhem. He runs a design practice named Practise together with partner Shan James, working on projects in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North America. The duo recently launched a publishing imprint for children and grown-ups called Garden Press. Goggin teaches at Rhode Island School of Design as visiting thesis critic, lectures here and there, and writes now and then.


Geoff Han is an independent graphic designer and educator working in the cultural field. He received an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University in 2006. Recent clients include: Gavin Browns Enterprise, Goethe Institut New York, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), Public School for Architecture Brussels, and SOIL. He is a member of the architectural collective common room and is currently Adjunct Professor at Parsons The New School. Previously, he has led workshops or been a critic at schools including Columbia University, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Typography Summer School, Werkplaats Typographie and Yale University.

Other Means

Other Means is the graphic design studio of Gary Fogelson, Phil Lubliner, and Ryan Waller. Recent clients include ICA Philadelphia, Goethe Institut New York, Retrospective Gallery, Ludlow 38, Museum of Arts and Design, and The New York Times. In addition to their client work they teach in the graduate and undergraduate communication design departments at Pratt Institute; have been lecturers and visiting critics at California Institute of Arts, Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design, SVA and Yale School of Art; and co-run Primetime, a non-commercial project space in Brooklyn's Donut District (DoDi).


Fraser Muggeridge studio is a graphic design company based in Clerkenwell, London. Throughout a wide range of formats, from artists’ books and exhibition catalogs to posters, maps and postcard invites, the studio prioritizes artists’ and writers’ content over the imposition of a signature style. By allowing images and texts to sustain their own intent and impact, each project is approached with an elegantly pared-down aesthetic, with color, typography, paper stock and format playing a key role in arriving at a sympathetic yet subtly alluring object. Fraser teaches on the MA Book Design course at Reading University and on the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, London.


Alexander Tochilovsky received his BFA from the Cooper Union and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is the owner/operator, together with Mike Essl, of The Studio of ME/AT, a graphic design studio in New York City, focusing on print design. He is also an adjunct instructor at the Cooper Union, and the Curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. In 2009 he co-curated the exhibition Lubalin Now, and since 2010 he has curated four other exhibitions: Appetite (2010), Pharma (2011), Type@Cooper (2012), and Image of the Studio (2013), all at the Cooper Union. Alexander teaches the history and theory component of typeface design at Type@Cooper, the postgraduate certificate program he co-founded in 2010.


The school will be held in a public gallery in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan. The professionally-equipped space functions as a working studio environment within an art gallery space.

79 Walker Street
Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10013 (Map)


$750 per participant, to be paid in full via electronic transfer upon receipt of acceptance and in advance of the course. Basic studio materials and lunch will be provided. Accommodation is not provided.


It is assumed that each applicant possess at minimum a bachelors degree level of eduction in graphic design, but all work will be assessed on its own merits.

Each participant should be familiar with the industry standard software packages (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and be able to bring a laptop to the school.

The number of participants is limited to 36. Applications are open until May 23, 2015. Please apply to Typography Summer School New York by sending a pdf portfolio and cv (or website reference) to:

Actual samples can be posted to:

Typography Summer School New York
325 Gold Street #204
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States of America

Each application will be assessed by the tutors, with notification sent on June 7.

Typography Summer School
New York

August 4–8, 2014

Daily visiting practitioners:
Julian Bittiner
Neil Donnelly
Francesca Grassi
Hilary Greenbaum
Geoff Han
Other Means
Fraser Muggeridge

Visiting speakers:
Bob Gill
David Senior

Alexandra Sasha Portis
Leigh Mignogna

Vanessa Ban (SG)
Erica Bech (US)
Robert Blair (US)
Martina Casanato (IT)
Kevin Chao (US)
Ben Clark (US)
Sarah Cleeremans (BE)
Arianna Guidi (IT)
Jordan Haynie (US)
Lily Healey (US)
Sepidar Hosseini (SW)
Han Na Jung (KR)
Kayla Kern (US)
Jin Kim (US)
Irin Kim (US)
Rory King (US)
Gabrielle Lamontagne (CA)
Johnny Lee (US)
Derek Love (US)
Rosa McElheny (US)
Andre Mooij (MX)
Fanny Olsthoorn (NL)
Eduardo Palma (COL)
Tuan Pham (US)
Neil Piatt (US)
Maria Putri (US)
Brett Ramsey (CA)
Nic Sanchez (US)
Moa Schulman (SW)
Isabel Seiffert (CH)
Didem Elif Tanman (TK)
Chi-Long Trieu (CH)
Jolien Van Puyvelde (BG)
Chris White (CA)
Kurt Woerpel (US)
Immanuel Yang (US)

Typography Summer School
New York

August 9–12, 2013

Daily visiting practitioners:
Julian Bittiner
Bob Gill
James Goggin
Geoff Han
Other Means
Mary Voorhees Meehan
Fraser Muggeridge
Mark Owens

Liz Siebert
Leigh Mignogna

Idil Atesli (TR)
Allison Ball (US)
Rob Chabebe (US)
Lea Charbonnier (DK)
Casey Courtney (US)
Ryan Diaz (US)
Philip DiBello (US)
Elisabeth Aster(IT)
Seth Hoekstra (US)
Daphne Hsu (US)
Christina Janus (US)
Allison Kerst (US)
Nina Krogh (DK)
Amelia Leuzzi (AU)
Jolin Masson (CA)
Robert Milne (AU)
Brian Okarski (US)
Charlotte Maeva Perret (FR)
Jamie Reid (UK)
Zhanar Serikpayeva (KZ)
Ariadna Serrahima (ES)
Mindy Seu (US)
Hayden Smith (US)
Yinan Eva Song (CN)
Jung Sulonem (KR)
Angelika Smuga (NZ)
Jessica Viscius (US)
Desmond Wong (CN)
Anna Zavialova (UK)

Read Amelia Leuzzi’s account.