Ellen Lupton

Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work - Keynote, Ellen Lupton


Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
How Things Work, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, objects, product design, solving problems, keynote, talk, Lecture, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Groundbreaking- The Past as Inspiration


Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an eighteenth-century designer of architecture, elaborate Interiors and exquisite furnishings, boldly combined historical elements to create innovative designs that still resonate today. Cooper-Hewitt invites a panel of designers to discuss how, like Piranesi, their imaginative and often irreverent use of historical motifs invigorates contemporary design. This panel features: Anna Sui, Fashion Designer; Bill Diamond, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta; Tony Baratta, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta;
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, architect, Designer, interiors, furnishings, Anna Sui, Bill Diamond, Tony Baratta, Jessica Smith, Ellen Lupton, historical motifs, inspiration, contemporary design, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Bring Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Ellen Lupton


Join Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for a presentation and discussion on teaching graphic design with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, graphic designer, educator, and author of several books on design including D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids. The presentation will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and ways to move your students to thinking and working like designers.
graphic design, cover design, classroom, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, NYC, New York City, teachers, educators, middle school, high school, teaching strategies, design education, Workshop, talk, long, public program

DesignBoost NYC: Ellen Lupton


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, reader, e-reader, MICA, talk, long

Graphic Design: Now in Production


May 26, 2012 -- Sept 3, 2012 Open weekends and holiday Mondays, 10am to 6pm Building 110, Governors Island, New York. Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.
Graphic Design: Now in Production, Exhibition, Governors Island, graphic design work since 2000, Ellen Lupton, Andrew Blauvelt

Graphic Design—Now in Production


Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.
graphic design, exhibitions, Graphic Design Now in Production, Governors Island, Ellen Lupton, Andrew Blauvelt, contemporary
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The Avant-Garde Letterhead


An exhibition of modernist letterhead and ephemera from the collection of Elaine Lustig Cohen. The 170 examples on display represent art movements such as Italian Futurism, De Stijl, Dada, and the Bauhaus, and include works by Kurt Schwitters, Herbert Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitsky, Theo van Doesburg, F. T. Marinetti, and Le Corbusier.
graphic design, letterhead, modernism, Bauhaus, futurism, Dada, De Stijl, Ellen Lupton, Elaine Lustig Cohen, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349911

Rococo: The Continuing Curve


In March 2008, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008, a groundbreaking exhibition that fully explores rococo style and its continuing revivals up to the present day in multiple fields, including furniture, decorative arts, textiles, prints, and drawings. 
Rococo: The Continuing Curve, exhibitions, rococo, furniture design, decorative arts, textiles, prints, drawings, sarah coffin, Ellen Lupton, gail davidson, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, ch:exhibition=35350903
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Design for a Living World


Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design. On view will be the prototypes, drawings, and finished products created by the designers.
Design for a LIving World, exhibitions, Abbott Miller, Ellen Lupton, sustainable design, conservation, Nature Conservancy, materials
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New Digital Type: Restraint


One of the pieces featured in Cooper-Hewitt’s “Digital Typography” installation is a booklet published by Fox River paper company in 2006, showcasing the masterful lettering designs of Marian Bantjes, a designer living off the coast of Vancouver.    
digital, type, typography, font, recent acquisitions, digital typography, installation, graphic design, type design, post-modern, gail davidson, curator, Ellen Lupton, contemporary, typefaces, Marian Bantjes, Restraint, sinuous, Modular

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