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2011 Cover Design Competition
Every year, the Department of Education distributes thousands of school directories to students and their families across New York City. The Department of Education and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum worked together to select student entries for the 2011-2012 cover directory design. The Cover Design Competition is a competition for New York City high school...
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...
Teen Design Fair 2008 with Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn addresses New York City students on preparing for a career in design.
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New York, Sustainable City – Who Knew?
You may be surprised to learn that New York City is one of the most energy-efficient places in the United States, consuming a quarter of the national average in energy consumption and emitting a quarter of the national average of carbon dioxide, according to Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Also surprising is that large cities such...
Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn
New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from the country will be on hand to provide admissions and scholarship information. Meet Tim Gunn, the cast of Project Runway and designers from...
DesignPrep: From Design to Movement
NYC teens worked alongside master jewelry designers from Van Cleef & Arpels as they try their hand at jewelry design here at Cooper-Hewitt in this exciting hands-on program. The exacting labor of creating a maquette, first in wax and then in pewter, is an important part of the jewelry design process. In this video, the...
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...
DesignPrep: The Digital Curators Project
A short video explaining youth participation in shaping Cooper-Hewitt's effort to make its vast collection web-accessible. NYC teens work with museum staff to select objects, tag them in their own words, and suggest features to make the virtual museum system more youth-friendly.
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Great Minds Think Alike
A recent article by Urban Gardens features New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio. As part of his graduate thesis at New York University the designer presented a project that “aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on...