Conference, Workshops, Type Lab, Book Fair

Typographics 2020

Typographics is a design festival for people who use type.

15 Jun 2020

The annual event series, now in its 6th year, is foc­used on con­tempo­rary typo­graphy and where its future may lie. It is hosted at The Cooper Union in New York City.

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Conference: June 19–20

The core of Typographics is a two-day lecture series focused on the contemp­orary use of type.
Regi­stration is now open to the public, with significant discounts before the full schedule is announced.

Workshops & Tours: June 15–25

Workshops and tours are sched­uled before and after the confer­ence, covering every­thing from hand lettering to respon­sive typography.

TypeLab: June 18–21

The TypeLab at Typographics 2020 will host a series of technical hands-on work­shops, demos, inter­views, and exper­iments in an informal environment.

Book Fair: June 20–21

The Typographics festival also includes the two-day Typographics Book Fair, with items for sale from some of our favorite design booksellers.


The main Typographics conference will be held in the historic Great Hall, inside Cooper’s Foundation Building at 7 East 7th Street. Since 1859, the Great Hall with its 859 seats has been a venue for a wide variety of historical speakers, including US presidents from Lincoln and Grant to Clinton and Obama.

Most of the Typographics workshops will take place across the street at 41 Cooper Square. Completed in 2009, the building designed by Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis is one of the most unusual buildings in the East Village, with a unique modernist façade.