COOPERMADE Alex Katz: A Conversation with Paint
As one of the best known and prolific artists of his generation, Alex Katz has dedicated his oeuvre to intense observations of the everyday. By deploying bold colors and flattened figures and landscapes, his canvases demonstrate the power of visual perception.
A hallmark of Cooper's School of Art is its multidisciplinary pedagogy, which requires students to try many artistic methods and to eschew traditional majors. This results in our graduates entering a wide range of fields, including fashion - with some becoming household names.
COOPERMADE Seismic Research in Action
Many Cooper engineering alumni have dedicated their careers to creating necessary structures for transportation, water distribution, and energy delivery. These featured alumni have undertaken the important work of protecting those critical pieces of infrastructure from the hazards of earthquakes.
COOPERMADE Iconic Package Design
Cooper alumni have been behind some of the most iconic package designs of the past 50 years, including the bold orange wrapper of a Reese’s and the jolly mayhem of Wacky Packs. While some of their designs have been updated over the years—including Reese's and the Happy Meal box—their initial concepts still animate much of today's commercial landscape.
COOPERMADE Excellence in Athletics
Alumni from each of The Cooper Union’s three schools—architecture, art, and engineering—have made critical contributions to the planning, identity, and history of organizations dedicated to excellence in athletics: the Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Special Olympics.
COOPERMADE Museum & Exhibition Design
As a school dedicated to architecture, art, and engineering, it’s no surprise that numerous Cooper alumni have worked in different aspects of museum design. The three firms featured in this week’s #COOPERMADE have wide and varied practices. This story highlights their work for museums, work that merges the disciplines of a Cooper education.
COOPERMADE Infrastructure Reimagined
The firm Ballman Khapalova has developed an extraordinary plan to convert a NYC rotary into a multi-use park and community / arts center while keeping it a functioning roadway.
COOPERMADE Texts on Type
The Cooper Union has produced some of the world’s best known graphic designers and typographers. Not so surprising, then, that Cooper is also the alma mater of authors who’ve written highly influential texts on typography and type design.
From iconic movie posters to reimagined silent films to superheroes, we look at four of the many Cooper alumni who have had extraordinary careers related to cinema. Whether as directors, designers, or typographers, they have influenced how stories are told on film.
COOPERMADE Medical Arts
These alumni prove that a Cooper education can provide an extraordinary foundation for careers in medicine, whether as a physician, researcher, or inventor. From public health to cancer screening to personalized medicine to computer-assisted surgery, learn more about these #COOPERMADE medical arts!
Famed illustrator Edward Sorel A'51 reviews his storied career in his new book Profusely Illustrated. From Edward G. Robinson to George W. Bush, he has drawn them all!
COOPERMADE Holiday Fun
From iconic toys to the 5th Avenue holiday window displays, these Cooper alumni make the holidays bright!
COOPERMADE Jewelry Design
Jewelry designed by these Cooper alumni spans styles and eras, breaks boundaries of color and sexuality, and defines iconic moments both historic and contemporary. Learn more about these #COOPERMADE pieces that express, adorn, and inspire!
COOPERMADE Gadgets and Gizmos
Alumni of Peter Cooper's institute have followed in our founder's footsteps by creating countless inventions that we use every day. From escalators to wireless telephones, the revolutionary gadgets and gizmos that move society forward are #COOPERMADE!
COOPERMADE Architecture with Impact
Cooper’s architecture graduates learn not only how to design a structure, but also how to make it live in the environment and community around it. These alumni each found a space, whether physical or social, where their work would make a difference.
Whether staged or candid, great photography sheds light on the ordinary and extraordinary alike. It may condemn injustice, celebrate beauty, or point out the ridiculous. This week we consider just a few alumni who have made their mark in the art world as photographers of note. Join these alumni in seeing the world through a new lens.
COOPERMADE From the Theater to the Stage
From beloved musicals to iconic NYC theaters, Cooper alumni have contributed in big ways to the world of Broadway. As we look forward to a safe return to the art and music we love, we celebrate our graduates who make sure that "the sun will come out tomorrow."
COOPERMADE 9/11 Memorials and Monuments
Twenty years ago the events of 9/11 made an indelible impact on our country, and on the Cooper community. Today, and every day, we remember the Cooper alumni who lost their lives that day, and mourn the loss to our community.
Deborah Gittleman Kaplan CE'77
Eugen Lazar CE'96
Alumni including T.J. Gottesdiener AR’79, Julian LaVerdiere A’93, John Leeper AR'85, and Daniel Libeskind AR’70 contributed the skills they learned at Cooper and a wealth of professional experience and personal meaning to construct New York's memorials and monuments in remembrance of the lives lost that day.
COOPERMADE Seats at the Table
Whether engineering new flavors or creating new community spaces, these Cooper alumni offer you a seat at their table.
COOPERMADE Air and Space
After Cooper Union launched their careers, these alumni launched our imaginations to the stars and beyond.
COOPERMADE NYC Landmarks and Legends
From Central Park monuments to the High Line, our alumni have shaped the public spaces and aesthetics of New York for over a century thanks to the education they received at The Cooper Union.
COOPERMADE Kids Characters
From classic cartoons of the 30s and 40s to picture books we still read to our kids today, the characters of our imagination are #COOPERMADE!
COOPERMADE At Home
From the water in your tap to the internet in your home office, so many aspects of day-to-day life are #COOPERMADE!