Anthology Designers

April 05, 2018

Each year, we commission a recent Cooper Union graduate to design a Summer Anthology book that features examples of each of our students’ work, A.I.R. and faculty.  We are excited to announce that outreach alumna Kelsey Mitchell will design this summer’s publication!  

We also want to share and celebrate the work of the outstanding graphic designers that have worked on this book for the past three summers!

Summer 2017- Michelle Deng is a graphic designer and lettering artist based in New York and Toronto. She graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and has also studied at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Switzerland. She has worked with clients including Logitech, Moda Operandi, Crane Stationery, and the Culinary Institute of America. Currently, Michelle is occupied with calligraphy workshops from the Society of Scribes, feeding her roommates' cats on time, and trying to keep her plants alive.

Summer 2016- Jess Kuronen graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2016. In 2017, she partnered in re-launching Left Bank Books, formerly an open shop in Greenwich Village, as an online used and rare bookshop specializing in literature and the arts. They hope to re-open in the Village sometime in the near future. She also works part time as an illustrator and designer on The Wall Street Journal's News Design team.

Summer 2015- Ian Keliher (b. 1991) is a graphic designer at MGMT. design in Brooklyn, NY where he works on publications, exhibitions, identities, and information design. Originally from WA, Ian left the Pacific Northwest to attend the Cooper Union School of Art, which he graduated from in 2015.

  • 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.