The Cooper Union’s Foundation Building
Mario Morgado

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 Great Hall at Cooper Union

Founded as a tuition-free college by philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union is the alma mater of many noteworthy typographers and lettering artists including Herb Lubalin, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and Lou Dorfsman. The school 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 $204 per night for reservations made before March 31, 2018. After that, nightly rates will increase an additional $15. For the preferred rate use this discount link (don’t click the green “Book Now” button, and instead scroll down to enter the dates of your stay).

  • Hotel Indigo Lower East Side: Typographics attendees are offered a preferred rate starting at $299 per night for reservations June 10th–21st, 2018. Offer expires May 10, 2018. For the preferred rate use this discount link.

More discounts for nearby hotels will be posted soon. For updates and announce­ments, join the Typographics mailing list and follow @TypographicsNYC on Twitter.

Other suggestions
  • 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.

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