We’re feeling the love in this Christina Malman drawing, “Woman and a Dog,” from our @cooperhewitt. Malman was best known as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, and this piece was published in a 1935 issue, just as she was starting her career.
Guest curator Ellen DeGeneres chose it for display in the latest “Selects” series, in which prominent influencers, designers and artists are invited to interpret the museum’s collection. “Ellen DeGeneres Selects” is on view through May 21, 2017.
In celebration of David Bowie’s birthday, we share this poster from cooperhewitt. Design duo Non-Format were inspired by legendary producer (and Bowie collaborator) Brian Eno’s idea of “axis thinking,” a concept that all things lie on a continuum between extremes. They created this visual by categorizing Bowie albums against a pair of extremes.
Through March 8th, we will be featuring items from the Vignelli papers that are also in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum. We are very excited to have the museum director, Caroline Baumann, as our next Design Conversations speaker and wanted to highlight the Vignelli collections connections.
This Knoll Poster designed by Massimo Vignelli has been collected by museums all over the world, including the Vignelli Center for Design Studies and the Cooper-Hewitt.
Because we are home to the Vignellis’ entire professional archives, we have many unique items such as hand drawn sketches, as well as the final pieces. Researchers often come to our archives if they want to learn the story and process behind the designs. Unfortunately we haven’t found any process sketches related to the creation of this poster, but here you can see a sketch of the poster for the book layout for design: Vignelli.