[CUSAI 2020] Graphic Design

In the Summer Art Intensive Graphic Design course, students approached design as an art medium and a form of visual communication. They utilized drawing, photo collage and typography to convey critical thinking and profound concepts. Even under the circumstances of our current reality, these artists continued to push themselves each class — creating thoughtful work that is reflective of their distinct voices. They also established a positive and generous community in the class, providing constructive and encouraging feedback to each other. I am so impressed by each student’s resilience, curiosity, independence and talent. 

Tida Tep, Instructor

(Artwork is listed in alphabetical order by students last name)

  • 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.