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Indie Publishing: Books, Magazines and Monsters


Meet editors, designers, and authors of independent books and magazines. Learn about the ups and downs of print and media in the new millennium.
graphic design, print, media, graphic design now in production, Ellen Lupton, Governors Island, 2012, Exhibition, Indie Publishing, panel, public program, talk, long

Cooper-Hewitt: Wicked Problems in Type Design


Six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design talk about problems central to their work. Each speaker will address a burning question concerning the design, use, culture, technology, or business of fonts and typefaces. The moderators are Cara Di Edwardo and Ellen Lupton. The presenters are Philippe Apeloig, William Berkson, Hubert Jocham, Henrik Kubel, Jeremy Mickel, Jesse Ragan.
fonts, typefaces, typography, graphic design, Ellen Lupton, Cara Di Edwardo, Philippe Apeloig, William Berkson, Hubert Jocham, Henrik Kubel, Jeremy Mickel, Jesse Ragan, Graphic Design Now in Production, Exhibition, Governors Island, panel, talk, long, public program

Wicked Problems in Type Design


Six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design talk about problems central to their work. Each speaker will address a burning question concerning the design, use, culture, technology, or business of fonts and typefaces. A slightly cleaner version of this program is found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hhkfUzZtw
fonts, typefaces, typography, graphic design, Ellen Lupton, Cara Di Edwardo, Philippe Apeloig, William Berkson, Hubert Jocham, Henrik Kubel, Jeremy Mickel, Jesse Ragan, Graphic Design Now in Production, Exhibition, Governors Island, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.1 of 3


Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.2 of 3


Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.3 of 3


Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Shahzia Sikander and Glenn Lowry in Conversation


A conversation with internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander and art historian and MoMA Director, Glenn Lowry.
Shazia Sikander, Glenn Lowry, miniature, permanent collection, Pakistan, RISD, painter, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Convergence of Craft and Industry - Claudy Jongstra and Kathryn Walter


This program brings together two designers featured in Fashioning Felt who approach incorporating felt into architectural use from different starting places but with beautiful and unexpected endings. Both designers collaborate with architects to create decorative and functional felt interventions. Kathryn Walter works primarily with industrial felt while Claudy Jongstra uses raw wool and natural dyes. See examples of their work and learn about their process, their choice of felt, and where theyd like to take the material next. Moderated by curator, Susan Brown.
Design Felt, Claudy Jongstra, Kathryn Walter, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, wool, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Scrapbooks and Self Works- Jessica Helfand and Rebecca Johnson Melvin


Combining pictures, words and a wealth of personal ephemera, scrapbook makers preserve on the pages of their books a moment, a day, or a lifetime. Join Jessica Helfand, graphic designer, co-editor of Design Observer, and author of Scrapbooks: An American History, and Rebecca Johnson Melvin, manuscripts librarian and curator of Self Works: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Other Autobiographical Efforts, for a presentation and conversation about this lively art and its history.
scrapbook, Self works, Jessica Helfand, Rebecca Johnson Melvin, craft, archive, history, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Your Life with Ellen Lupton


Ellen Lupton has been Cooper-Hewitt's curator of contemporary design since 1992. Her new book, Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things (St. Martins Press, May 2009), is co-authored with her twin sister Julia. Design Your Life takes an irreverent and realistic look at everything from toasters, bras, and pillows to housekeeping and procrastination. Speaking to readers who are both design-conscious and consumer-wary, Design Your Life taps into the popular interest in design as well as peoples desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world.
graphic design, women and design, productivity, signage, toasters, ergonomics, behavior, toilet paper, design thinking, Ellen Lupton, office design, smart appliances, Design Your Life, visibility principle, talk, long, public program

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