Typographics – Location

Most of the Typographics festival will take place at The Cooper Union, in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

The Venue

The Cooper Union’s Foundation Building

Founded as a tuition-free college by philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, the school is the alma mater of many noteworthy typographers and lettering artists including Herb Lubalin, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and Lou Dorfsman. Cooper is home of the Type@Cooper typeface design program as well as the Herb Lubalin Study Center, an archive of modern graphic design.

Where to Stay

Hotels with discounts
  • Holiday Inn Lower East Side: Typographics attendees are offered a preferred rate starting at $219 per night for reservations June 11–21, 2017. Reservations made before March 15, 2017, will also receive an additional $15 early bird discount. For the preferred rate use this discount link.

  • Hotel Indigo Lower East Side: Typographics attendees are offered a preferred rate starting at $299 per night for reservations June 11th–21st, 2017. Offer expires May 11, 2017. For the preferred rate use this discount link.

Other suggestions
  • The Type Directors Club Switchboard: A good place to ask other designers about housing (or couch surfing).

  • Airbnb: Homesharing website with plenty of options in NYC. Can be very affordable if you split a multi-room apartment with a group of people.

  • Ace Hotel: Designer friendly, dimly lit, shabby chic.

  • The Standard: Not cheap but very nice. Right next door to Cooper Union.

Early bird registration is now open, with significant discounts available before the full schedule is announced.