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Cooper Nouveau

Cooper Nouveau

by House Industries
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Cooper Nouveau Font Family was designed by Dave West, Dave Foster and published by House Industries. Cooper Nouveau contains 1 styles.

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About Cooper Nouveau Font Family

Few fonts reach cult status. Despite its ubiquity—and perhaps because of its lack of subtlety—for a hundred years Cooper continues to draw the faithful. It’s even come to define an entire typographic genre and recently starred in its own documentary.

Cooper Nouveau is Dave West’s imaginative contribution to the Cooper oeuvre. Drawn in 1966, Nouveau refreshes Oswald Cooper’s original italic with an energetic pitch, simplified contours, and a plump friendly figure. Uniform strokes and generous curves push the font’s playful personality and springy silhouette even further. A selection of swashed characters and ligatures offers options for lively logos and strong captions.

While Cooper Nouveau looks laid-back and easy-going, it’s more than capable of pulling it’s own typographic weight. Put it to work where relaxed needs to project confident. Set Nouveau large for eye-magnet posters, packaging, and advertisements. Maximize its youthful energy for kids’ themes, craft action, and apparel bounce. Or set it alongside a master like Benguiat Buffalo or Chalet to show how Cooper Nouveau can communicate on paper and screens with an inherent ability to speak the language of style in many tongues.

But like any cult icon: beware! Cooper has a way of setting the needle, and Nouveau just may become your go-to design fix.


  • ALTERNATES: Cooper Nouveau contains several alternate characters, which add flair to your designs and can help solve spacing issues
  • LIGATURES: Many letter combinations in Cooper Nouveau form a ligature to solve spacing issues and produce more pleasing designs.


  • Typeface Design: Dave West
  • Digitization: Dave Foster
  • Typeface Direction: Ben Kiel, with Ken Barber

Like all good subversives, House Industries hides in plain sight while amplifying the look, feel and style of the world’s most interesting brands, products and people. Based in Delaware, visually influencing the world.

Designers: Dave West, Dave Foster

Publisher: House Industries

Foundry: House Industries

Design Owner: House Industries

MyFonts debut: Sep 2, 2021

Cooper Nouveau

About House Industries

House Industries is an independent font foundry and design studio founded in 1993 by Andy Cruz. Known for its eclectic style and work with Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, Lego, Ed Roth, Muji, Heath Ceramics, The Eames Office, and The New Yorker, House creates identities that become indelibly linked to their subject.The House Industries book, The Process is the Inspiration, is a fearless look at how curiosity and collaboration drives lasting work. JJ Abrams says in the forward: “You’ll marvel at the creativity, leadership, community, authenticity, talent, and spirit that is House Industries.”House Industries’ work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.The Premium foundry page can be viewed Here.

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