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LIGHTING DESIGN: KIDS WORKSHOP
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The collaboration with notNeutral, four strong, graphic, black and white patterns adorn the perfect mug
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Matchsafe, In This Youll Find a Match, ca. 1890
DO YOU HAVE A LIGHT?
Matches seem almost trivial to us in 2014. However, carrying matches was once a novelty and feat of man’s ability to harness instantaneous fire.  Gas-powered lighters and safety matches in matchboxes were not available on a wide scale until the 1930s. Wooden friction matches were first invented about a hundred years earlier, but were fickle...
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Happy Holidays
This holiday greeting was designed by Paula Scher, winner of the 2013 National Design Award for Communication Design. Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design for four decades. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images are part of the American vernacular. Known for her reimagining of typography as a communicative medium, she has said,...
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Meet the Staff: Mathew Weaver
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I work in the exhibition department setting up the museum’s shows. I mat and frame all of the artwork for display and make custom book mounts. Sometimes I travel to set up Cooper-Hewitt’s exhibitions in other cities. What do you enjoy most...
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Collection Storage Milestone
As a component of Cooper-Hewitt’s renovation and expansion of  the Carnegie Mansion galleries, the Museum’s collection of 217,000 objects has been moved to an off-site facility, which includes collections storage areas, an objects conservation lab, and a photography studio. This past month, the staff of Cooper-Hewitt rounded another major milestone of this multi-year, multi-faceted project...