The "We the People" Poster Exhibition

September 18 - September 30, 2017

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Creative branding and design agency ThoughtMatter, designer Mirko Ilić and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) have collaborated to curate a poster exhibition to celebrate Constitution Day (September 18). 

Twelve prominent and influential designers from across the nation have taken on the challenge of designing a poster about one of the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights or the Preamble to the Constitution. 

The exhibition features work by Paul Buckley, Yue Chen, Seymour Chwast, Mark Fox & Angie Wang, Milton Glaser, Kit Hinrichs, Jessica Hische, Jonathan Key, Elizabeth Resnick, Edel Rodriguez, and DJ Stout.

The exhibition is part of the For the People Project, an initiative to get copies of ThoughtMatter’s newly redesigned Constitution books into the hands of as many of the nation’s students as possible.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., except for Tuesday, September 19, when it will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.