Cooper Union - Lubalin Now


The Herb Lubalin Center of Design and Typography was established in 1984 at The Cooper Union in New York to preserve the work of landmark designer Herb Lubalin, and to further the study of typography as an art form. In 2009, Cooper Union opened the doors to 41 Cooper Square, a dramatic new building designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis, with a modern new Lubalin Center and gallery. In honor of the opening, the inaugural show "Lubalin Now" juxtaposed original archival work alongside current designers working with expressive typography. We were asked to contribute four digital type drawings and one large wall supergraphic. The wall piece, made of blue tape and black paint, and titled "Old Age and Treachery Will Overcome Youth & Skill" was itself a juxtaposition—reflecting the work and lessons of the masters the Center collects against the eternally fresh output of an art school.