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Typography: Digital Fonts


Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer? 
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Sukkah City installation at Union Square


The Sukkah City installation at Union Square last weekend was an ideal example of how to use public space in NYC.  
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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.    
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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.
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Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet


This is the second of the grand challenges posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian, with the explanatory sentence: “We will use our resources across scientific museums and centers to significantly advance our knowledge and understanding of life on earth, respond to the growing threat of environmental change, and sustain human well-being.”
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Behind the Scenes of Quicktake: Tata Nano


On February 16th the smiling Tata Nano rolled through the front doors of Cooper-Hewitt, up the stairs and settled on a platform in the Great Hall. Unveiled last year in India by Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, the Tata Nano is targeted to families who had not previously been able to afford a car.
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Felt at ICFF


I was delighted to see that Lerival – Furniture by Architects is carrying Morehead & Morehead’s brilliant Felt Stool (1).  
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Video: Making of the Palace Yurt


Making the Palace Yurt felts at the studio of JA Felt Centralia, Washington, 2008. Fllmed by Paul Moore. Courtesy of JA Felt.
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Janice Arnold Sketches


During a visit to Cooper-Hewitt about a year and a half ago, West-coast felt-maker Janice Arnold was intrigued by the form of the museum’s conservatory. Its domed roof and iron mullions resemble the radiating struts of the framework of a yurt—the circular tent dwelling of the nomadic tribes who first created felt.
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Video: Provoking Magic


Ingo Maurer’s most lively exhibit in the historic Andrew Carnegie mansion was his installation of the Carnegies’ portraits above the grand staircase.
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