Cooper Hewitt: the typeface by Chester Jenkins

screenshots of a type design software showing letterforms with ruler overlays and a chart showing all glyphs in a grid.

Cooper Hewitt: The Typeface

The new typeface, Cooper Hewitt, is a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches. Initially commissioned by Pentagram to evolve his Polaris Condensed typeface, Chester Jenkins created a new digital form to support the newly transformed museum. 
“Developing this typeface specifically for Cooper Hewitt has been enormously gratifying,” said Jenkins. “Instead of building on the Polaris structures, I drew everything from scratch, using the existing forms as a rough guide for letter widths and master-stroke thicknesses.”

The new font can be downloaded free of charge for unrestricted public use under the SIL Open Font License.

Free Download

Download the .otf version of Cooper Hewitt [ZIP, 658kb].

Download the web font version of Cooper Hewitt [ZIP, 2mb]

If you are a font designer then download the Unified Font Object (UFO) format files for modification directly within RoboFont, FontLab, Glyphs or other tools. The UFO files are available on our GitHub.