Cooper Hewitt Identity

2014 Selection

Designed by Kenneth Deegan at Pentagram

Partner and Designer: Eddie Opara

Typographer: Chester Jenkins

Categories: Identity

Industry: Cultural

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum identity, custom typeface and website to accompany the expansion of the museum, which opened December 12, 2014.

The identity establishes a flexible branding system for the museum. The customized characters for the word mark was the basis for a new typeface called Cooper Hewitt. The mark was created drawn using Galaxie Polaris and was customized to the point where Chester Jenkins of Village in collaboration with Pentagram drew a full family based on the word mark's characteristics.