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, the school acts as a think tank encouraging research and dialog. 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.

To contact Typography Summer School New York, email newyork@typographysummerschool.org. You can stay in touch through instagram.

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

Alex Lin

Alex Lin runs Studio Lin, a NYC-based graphic design practice established in 2012. They focus on long-term collaborations where graphic design can have a meaningful impact both locally and internationally. Many of their clients have engaged with art and design, so projects are often more collaborative than commissioned. Alex Lin holds an MFA from Yale.

studiolin.org

Laura Coombs

Laura Coombs is a designer in New York, working on visual identities and editorial projects with museums, artists, and architects. She teaches graphic design at Cooper Union, RISD, and Princeton University.

lauracoombs.com

Other Means

Other Means designs dynamic typographic identities and brand strategies that excel in digital environments. They pull from various sources—including everyday visual vernaculars, user interfaces, and pop culture—to design idiosyncratic yet instantly recognizable visual languages that comment on contemporary culture.

othermeans.us

Fraser Muggeridge

Fraser Muggeridge is director of Fraser Muggeridge studio, a graphic design studio based in London. Throughout a wide range of formats, from artists’ books and exhibition catalogues to posters and marketing material, the studio prioritises 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 colour, typography, paper stock and format playing a key role in arriving at a sympathetic yet subtly alluring object.

Fraser is professor of design at Leeds Beckett University and visiting professor at Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Other Means

119 8th St., #202

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(note: The G train in Brooklyn will not be running in the summer of 2024)

$800 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 (note: The G train in Brooklyn will not be running in the summer of 2024).

We realize that many designers who are interested in Typography Summer School are looking for something new in their careers. Many are in between jobs, or curious about continuing their design education but facing debt from their undergraduate studies. In attempt to make the program available to these applicants, five scholarships (A, E, I, O, and U) are being offered this year at a discounted rate of $600. Funds for the scholarships have been generously provided by Class of 2013 participants Amelia Leuzzi and Courtney Casey and by Dinamo, Actual Source, and Other Means. To apply, please send us a note of request for consideration with your application.

It is assumed that each applicant possesses at minimum a bachelor's degree level of education 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 26. Applications are open until May 24, 2024. Please apply to Typography Summer School New York by sending a pdf portfolio and CV (or website reference) to: newyork@typographysummerschool.org.

Actual samples can be posted to:

Typography Summer School New York

119 8th St., #202

Brooklyn, NY 11215

United States of America

Each application will be assessed by the tutors, with notification sent on June 3.

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, 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. This website is designed by Other Means.

To contact Typography Summer School London, email london@typographysummerschool.org. You can stay in touch through instagram.

  • Daily talks from each visiting practitioner.
  • Seminars, tutorials and informal discussions.
  • Detailed typography workshop.
  • Short letterpress typography workshop.
  • Type design workshop.
  • Advice on different career paths within typography.

Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes is a graphic designer specializing in the fields of lettering, typography, type design. He is a partner with Christian Schwartz in the internationally acclaimed type foundry, Commercial Type, with offices in New York and London.

He formed a long term collaboration with Peter Saville, which has resulted in such diverse work as identities for Givenchy, ‘Original Modern’ for Manchester, the England football team kit and the logo for Kate Moss. Barnes has also been an advisor and consultant on numerous publications, notably Wallpaper*, Harper’s Bazaar and frieze. Whilst consultant to The Guardian in 2005 he designed the Guardian set of typefaces with Christian Schwartz for the groundbreaking redesign of the newspaper.

Commercial Type is a type foundry creating custom typefaces for many clients, including the V&A, Museum of Modern Art, New York, The National Trust, Visa, Google, Puma and Rapha. With a team of collaborators they have released many retail fonts, including classics such as Graphik, Druk, Publico, Canela, Lyon and Austin. In 2019 they launched Commercial Classics, a sub-label reviving long forgotten faces from the past.

commercialtype.com

Simon Goode

Simon Goode founded the London Centre for Book Arts in 2012 with partner Ira Yonemura, the first and only Centre dedicated to book arts in the United Kingdom. He studied Book Arts and Crafts at London College of Printing, where he was taught a practical and craft-based approach to book arts. He teaches book binding and printing, and is a Lecturer in Graphic Design Communication at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. He is co-author of Making Books: a guide to creating hand-crafted books by the London Centre for Book Arts (Pavilion Books, 2017) and a contributor to Books: Art, Craft and Community (Ludion, 2021).

londonbookarts.org

Seb McLauchlan

Seb McLauchlan is an independent designer based in London, specializing in the fields of graphic & type design. He has released Ginto, Marist and ROM through Dinamo type foundry. In addition to retail releases, he has created custom logos and typefaces for Alexander McQueen, The Royal Mint, Bottega Veneta, Goldwin Zero, Peter Do and Jacqueline Sullivan Gallery. From 2019–2022 he was a lecturer at Kingston School of Art, teaching the type design courses 1000 and 2000UPM.

sebmclauchlan.com

Fraser Muggeridge

Fraser Muggeridge is director of Fraser Muggeridge studio, a graphic design studio based in London. Throughout a wide range of formats, from artists’ books and exhibition catalogues to posters and marketing material, the studio prioritises 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 colour, typography, paper stock and format playing a key role in arriving at a sympathetic yet subtly alluring object.

Fraser is professor of design at Leeds Beckett University and visiting professor at Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland

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David Pearson

David Pearson specialises in print-based design where typography is the principle form of expression. He has been commissioned by Wes Anderson, Christie’s, Luca Guadagnino, Hermès, The New York Times, Penguin Books, Sir Ridley Scott and the V&A. David has been listed as one of Britain’s Top 50 Designers by The Guardian, is a member of the prestigious international association Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and in 2015 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry, the highest accolade for designers in the UK. David is also founder of The Book Cover Review.

typeasimage.com

Clare Skeats

Clare is a London-based designer, specialising in book design and art direction. She has worked in-house at Penguin Books and Random House, and also for the renowned British designer, Margaret Howell. She has worked independently since 2004, frequently collaborating with illus­trators, photog­raph­ers and stylists, producing cover and internal designs for a range of publishing clients.

In addition to her work as a designer, Clare is a visiting lecturer in Graphic and Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, where she contributes to both the Foundation and BA courses.

clareskeats.co.uk

London Centre for Book Arts

Britannia Works

56 Dace Road

London E3 2NQ

£550 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 possesses at minimum a bachelor's degree level of education 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 26. Applications are open until May 24, 2024. Please apply to Typography Summer School London by sending a pdf portfolio and CV (or website reference) to: london@typographysummerschool.org.

Each application will be assessed by the tutors, with notification sent on June 3.