Book cover with the title "Herbert Bayer: Inspiration and Process in Design". The top half of the cover is a color block of orange-red with white lettering over it. The bottom half is a black-and-white image of a folded sheet of paper that reads "bauhaus". Superimposed on this image are a pencil, blocks, a sphere, and a large triangular shape.
Herbert Bayer: Inspiration and Process in Design
This book, written by Ellen Lupton, explores the evolution of Herbert Bayer's design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal photo illustrations.
A vertical book cover. The title "E. McKnight Kauffer: The Artist in Advertising" appears at the top in a san serif font in red and teal. The background of the cover is a detail from a larger image. The part shown is a yellow and brown arch over fields of beige, brown, and teal. A man on a motorcycle, rendered if grayscale, appears at the lower right, positioned as if he is riding on the arch.
E. McKnight Kauffer: The Artist in Advertising
Cooper Hewitt's groundbreaking monograph on the work of graphic artist E. McKnight Kauffer.
A book cover. Against a blue and white gridded background, the words "Health Design Thinking" appear in black above an illustration of an anthropomorphized stethoscope with arms pointing to a heart and other shapes.
Health Design Thinking: Creating Products and Services for Better Health
As health care systems around the globe struggle to expand access, improve outcomes, and control costs, Health Design Thinking offers a new approach for designing dynamic, responsive health care products and services.
Rectangular book cover featuring a photograph of three fashion models. The two on the right wear oversized garments and headpieces with dramatic makeup while the model on the left wears graphic black-and-white fabric and sunglasses. Overlaid in white is the text Willi Smith: Street Couture.
Willi Smith: Street Couture
Fashion designer Willi Smith, pioneer of streetwear and visionary collaborator, finally gets his due in an exuberant celebration of his life and work.
Digital rendering of a vertical book cover. The title, in large, black letters, that spans four lines reads "Nature: Collaborations in Design". The words are a blend of a serif and a san serif typeface. The background is white. Within the text of the title, two amoeba-like shapes overlap. One of these shapes is a blurry blend of red, orange, and blue. At the bottom of the cover reads "Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial / co-organized with Cube design museum".
Nature: Collaborations in Design
With design, we have the ability to become active agents in our relationship with nature. Nature: Collaborations in Design is a companion to the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, co-organized with Cube design museum.
The cover for The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition book with the title of the exhibition set against a dark grey background and interspersed within a list of words describing sensory experiences, like "icky," "lemony," and "foamy."
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum that explores how space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Learn how contemporary designers, including Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz, and many others, engage sensory experience. Multisensory...
Book cover for "Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection". The title appears at the top, and the gray background is peppered with burnt orange punctuation marks. An image at lower left pictures a necklace consisting of two rectangular plates to which plastic, pale teal stars are affixed to the back.
The Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection
The Jewelry of Ideas is published in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibition celebrating gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection of contemporary jewelry. This renowned collection, built by the New York–based Lewin over several decades and recently donated to Cooper Hewitt, captures the diversity and achievements of art, or studio, jewelry with...
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used—from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and finishing to apparel construction, quality inspection, and unsold goods—generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated, or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for...
By the People: Designing a Better America
The catalog to the exhibition, By the People: Designing a Better America, examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. Available online through SHOP Cooper Hewitt.