Gail S. Davidson

Two Matters of Importance


Two articles in the May issue of Dwell magazine have special resonance for Cooper-Hewitt’s followers. The first, “Printed Matter” by Aaron Britt, concerns the life and work of the Swiss-born graphic designer Herbert Matter; the second, “20th-Century Fox” by Leslie Williamson, discusses the collaboration of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley on the seminal J. Irwin Miller house in Columbus, IN.
Herbert Matter, graphic designer, collaboration, Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, textiles, Dan Kiley, Miller house, Dwell

Live Well Collaborative


I recently returned from Cincinnati, where I gave a talk on the early career of Donald Deskey, whose archive is held at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. I was asked to speak by the University of Cincinnati and by Deskey Associates, headquartered in Cincinnati, in conjunction with their joint installation on Donald Deskey’s design career.  
Donald Deskey, Industrial Designer, packaging design, archive, Cincinnati, Live Well collaborative, project, initiative, case study, hospital gown

Typography: Digital Fonts


Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer? 
typography, digital, fonts, graphic design, choice, advertising, technology, variety, variations, installation, recent acquisitions, digital typography

Recent Acquisitions: Digital Typography


When it came to selecting the font for the introductory panel, since this was an installation about typography, I wanted to use a typeface that was distinctive from the Cooper-Hewitt house font which is News Gothic.
digital typography, installation, graphic design, post-modernist, trends, typography, fonts, gail davidson, curator, TYPEFACE, TsangSeymour, Emigre Eight, Zuzana Licko, Wim Crouwel, limits, resolution, pixels, dot-matrix, printer, FontEditor, Foundry Gridnik, Olivetti, electric typewriter, David Quay, the Foundry, digitize, GRiD

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