printing

Something Borrowed and Something Blue


England enjoyed imported indigo dye from India in the 17th century. It wasn’t until the mid 18th century, however, that two important innovations made delicate designs like this Bromley Hall textile possible.
printing, dyeing, indigo, copperplate

DesignPrep: Makerbot Workshops


Cooper-Hewitt is launching a series of FREE workshops for NYC teens on building, programming, and prototyping with the Makerbot 3D printer. Participants will learn how to assemble, program, and print their designs on the Makerbot 3-D printer. They'll learn about hardware, software, and 3D modeling software like Google Sketchup and Blender. This is a huge opportunity for kids to geek out on the cutting edge of technology and bond with the Makerbot developers--the hippest, funnest nerds in the country.
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Playing Cards


This exhibition features selections from more than 100 different playing card decks. The earliest cards are from a 15th-century Visconti-Sforza tarot deck painted by Bonifacio Bembo, while the most contemporary are represented by an uncut printer's sheet of a deck produced with offset lithography. Although most cards are made of paper, examples made from leather, ivory, aluminum, and steel are also on display.
playing cards, games, graphic design, printing, illustration, exhibitions

Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Moveable Books


This exhibition of pop-ups and other feats of paper engineering features books from the 15th century through the present day. Among the 75 books on display are examples of 16th-century scientific instruction, such as Johannis Schoneri's Opera Mathematica, printed in Germany in 1551. The exhibition is organized chronologically, leading up to the 1980s, an era in which the resurgence of interest in these moveable publications has been matched by sophisticated technological advances in production.
books, pop-up books, graphic design, Paper Engineering, printing, exhibitions

Annual Reports


An exhibition of the history of annual reports, with an eye to graphic design and printing technology. More than 250 examples are on display, and range from the minutes of a mid 17th century British textile trading firm to contemporary annual reports replete with photography. Benjamin Franklin, Milton Glaser, and Robert Miles Runyan are among the featured printers, designers, and illustrators. 
annual reports, graphic design, corporate design, ephemera, printing, exhibitions

Register now for Makerbot Workshops


Register now to participate in a FREE Cooper-Hewitt workshop all about 3-D printing. Starting on April 30th, the workshop will consist of five hands-on sessions led by Matt and Mike of Makerbot Industries.
Makerbot, workshops, free, 3D, 3-D, printing, DIY electronics

Patrick Jouin's Solid C2 Chair


As part of Cooper-Hewitt’s efforts to explore and document outstanding examples of innovative design, the Museum has begun to collect objects produced by rapid prototyping and manufacturing technology. 
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"Green" Exhibition Design


Most people go to exhibitions to look at the objects. Eggheads go to read the labels. Design geeks (and museum professionals like myself) want to study the installation itself.
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Graphic Design as Consumer Product


One of the themes looked at in the Triennial is the rise of graphic design as a consumer product. It used to be that graphic design was strictly a business-to-business service.
Triennial, graphic design, consumer, product, business-to-business, B2B, service, access, professional quality, software, fonts, printing, services, Blik, precut, vinyl graphics, applied, direct-to-consumer, commodity, commodification, DIY, vector-based, image file, sign company