graphic design

Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection


This exhibition focuses on the intersection of art and mass media in the first part of the 20th century. A selection of 200 works selected the private Merrill C. Berman collection explores themes such as the avant-garde's impact on design and the the designer's changing role in relation to commerce, communication, and politics. The exhibition features magazine covers, book jackets, advertisements, graphic ephemera, and other objects by Man Ray, A. M. Cassandre, Leo Marfurt, Alexander Rodchenko, Kurt Schwitters. Theo van Doesburg, Vladimir and Georgii Steinberg, and Lester Beall.
graphic design, book cover design, ephemera, 20th century, exhibitions, Merrill C. Berman

The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard


This exhibition explores the work of artist Alexander Girard (1907-1993), one of America's most innovative 20th century designers. Unique in postwar American design, Girard created textiles as well as graphics, interiors, and furnishings that introduced modern design to millions of Americans.  Organized by Donald Albrecht, Curator of Special Projects.
Alexander Girard, 20th century, American, textiles, graphic design, interiors, furniture design

National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now


A showcase of work by 80 American designers, the second installment of the National Design Triennial includes both conceptual and realized objects from current and emerging leaders in a variety of design fields.
national design triennial, Inside Design Now, exhibitions, Architecture, interior design, landscape design, product design, graphic design, fashion design, new media, ch:exhibition=35350321

Solos: Matali Crasset


In the fourth installment of the Solos exhibition series, Cooper-Hewitt presents an interactive light and sound installation by the celebrated French industrial designer, Matali Crasset. Crasset’s work explores residential and urban rituals and the domestication of technology, comprising industrial design products, graphics, theater sets, wallpaper, and furniture.
Solos, Matali Crasset, exhibitions, Installations, interactive, light installation, sound installation, Industrial Design, graphic design, theater, wallpaper, furniture, rituals, technology

National Design Triennial: Design Life Now


The third National Design Triennial brings together the experimental designs and emerging ideas of 87 designers and firms who are leaders, innovators, or emerging figures in the world of design. The exhibition features work created between 2003-2006, including animation, new media, fashion design, robotics, architecture, product design, and graphic design.
national design triennial, Design Life Now, exhibitions, animation, new media, fashion design, robotics, Architecture, product design, graphic design, 21st century, ch:exhibition=35350897

Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th and 21st Century Design


Looking Forward/Looking Back will display objects from the past 100 years that were acquired in order to expand the breadth of the collection and augment the Museum’s contemporary holdings. The exhibition will feature significant works by renowned 20th century designers, including Paul Frankl, René Herbst, Herbert Matter and Philippe Starck.
Looking Forward/Looking Back, exhibitions, permanent collection, 20th century, furniture design, textile design, graphic design, recent acquisitions, ch:exhibition=35350945

Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003–2008


This exhibition will feature recent acquisitions to all four of the museum's collecting departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.
curators select, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, exhibitions, product design, decorative arts, drawings, prints, graphic design, textiles, wallcoverings, ch:exhibition=35350961

Designing Media - Chad Hurley


I’m looking forward very much to interviewing Chad Hurley on Thursday March 24th, in one of “Bill’s Design Talks” at the Cooper-Hewitt. When I interviewed him for Designing Media, he started with a large cup of Peet’s coffee in his hand, but he spoke so fluently and continuously that I don’t think he had more than one sip of his drink during the entire interview, which lasted over an hour.
Chad Hurley, YouTube, media, entrepreneur, graphic design, video, sharing, Open, platform, simple, functionality, prediction, Convergence, Bill Moggridge, designing media, Interview, MIT press, design media

Stephen Doyle Creates Cooper-Hewitt's Holiday Greeting


Stephen Doyle was in China when I asked him if he would be willing to design a holiday greeting of some kind for the Museum. I told him that he is our super-hero of gala presentations, as we all loved his presentation as the National Design Award winner for communications this year.
Stephen Doyle, graphic design, Communications, National Design Award, winner, video, Holiday, greeting

Tonight: Bill's Design Talk with Michael Graves


Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and recipient of the American Academy in Rome’s prestigious Prix de Rome to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University
Michael Graves, architect, princeton, Prix de Rome, interiors, graphic design, product design, bills design talks, talk, public program

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