graphic design

To Celebrate the Moment


This exhibition documents the relationship between design and celebration. Among the objects on view are photographs of snow sculptures at Dartmouth College, printed Christmas stockings, a drawing by Erté for the “Emerald” costume worn at Paul Poiret’s 1913 Jewel Ball, greeting cards, and commemorative objects. Organized by Richard Oliver, Curator of Architecture and Design.
ephemera, celebration, costumes, graphic design, drawings, decorative objects, exhibitions

Vienna Moderne 1898—1918


The first major exhibition of Viennese work from this period to be installed anywhere in the United States. Objects on view include furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, and photographs of interiors. Organized by Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery of the University of Houston. Made possible by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation of Houston and the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research.
vienna, furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, interiors, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349901

The Shopping Bag: Portable Graphic Art


The bandboxes and shopping bags on display from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's permanent collection reflect the development of consumer culture. Bandboxes of the 19th century, carry-alls without handles, were precursors to the shopping bags of today. The emergence of the shopping bag in the 20th century balanced the practical concerns of the consumer, the need to carry portable purchases, with the marketing interests of the store, which used the bag as a portable billboard. 
bandboxes, shopping bags, cardboard, paper, graphic design, ephemera, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350095

Indelible Images: Contemporary Advertising Design


This exhibition features a selection of contemporary magazine advertisements, posters, and television commercials.
advertisement, advertising, graphic design, 20th century, posters, exhibitions

Electroworks


This exhibition traces the development of copy machine art created by artists and designers. Over 250 works are on display, including prints, limited edition books, graphics, textiles, animation, and three-dimensional objects. A particular highlight is the Xerox 6500 color copier staffed by trained operators and artists who are available to provide demonstrations.
prints, books, graphic design, textiles, animation, copy, technology, exhibitions

Magazine Covers: Art for the People


The American and European magazine covers in this exhibition date from the mid-19th century to the present, and include titles such as The Illustrated London News, Punch, Le Rire, Domus, Camera, Harper's Weekly, and The New Yorker, as well as experimental Dadaist and Constructivist art publications.
magazine covers, graphic design, illustration, Periodicals, exhibitions

Ephemeral Images: Recent American Posters


This exhibition surveys posters created between 1971 and 1981 by America's foremost graphic designers.
graphic design, posters, American, 20th century, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350269

Advertising America


An exhibition of more than 150 advertisements from the Museum's permanent collection. 
graphic design, advertising, exhibitions

Berlin 1900–1933: Architecture and Design


The architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and decorative arts of Berlin, created between 1900 and 1933, are on display. Objects include handmade silver, textiles, inexpensive colorful household ceramics, Peter Behrens's electrical appliances for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), Jugendstil glass, porcelain by Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain, tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam, and architectural drawings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Berlin, 20th century, Architecture, Industrial Design, graphic design, decorative arts, silver, textiles, ceramics, Porcelain, Glass, furniture, drawings, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350017

Hollywood: Legend and Reality


The history of Hollywood production design and as told through 450 images and objects. Sketches, costumes, storyboards, posters, lobby cards, miniatures, props, fan magazines, photographs, and film clips are on view, including Ray Bolger’s scarecrow costume from The Wizard of Oz, Sam’s piano from Casablanca, and the sled from Citizen Kane.
Hollywood, movies, films, production design, graphic design, posters, 20th century, traveling exhibitions

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