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March 21, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Design
Coding a Title Wall

It’s always exciting to try new things as part of MoMA’s graphic design team. In the case of Applied Design, the new Department of Architecture and Design exhibition curated by Paola Antonelli and Kate Carmody, we got to challenge ourselves by using technology featured in the show to program a moving, dynamic title wall. Read more

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February 11, 2013  |  Design
Getting to Play at Work

When MoMA’s graphic design team first started working on the newest MoMA Art Lab, I already knew how successful the designs for past Labs had been (and was kind of intimidated to work on one). Unlike most of the exhibitions we work on, the Labs are interactive spaces where kids and families can explore and play while learning about art hands-on. Read more

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November 29, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Design
Video Games: 14 in the Collection, for Starters

Now on View!

We are very proud to announce that MoMA has acquired a selection of 14 video games, the seedbed for an initial wish list of about 40 to be acquired in the near future, as well as for a new category of artworks in MoMA’s collection that we hope will grow in the future. This initial group, now installed for your delight in the Applied Design exhibition the Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries, features: Read more

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October 16, 2012  |  Design
A Paean to the Phases of the Moon

Irwin Glusker. 2013 Phases of the Moon Calendar. 2011

Since time immemorial the curious have gazed at the ever-changing shape, color, and size of the moon and wondered. The luminous, celestial orb has inspired songs, myths, poetry, and art for thousands of years, and, as we now know, is responsible for the life-enriching tides of the oceans. Read more

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Thanks to Thor: The Story of Tripp Trapp

In 1972, while platform shoes, waistlines, and the first recorded Pong scores were high, a young boy in Norway was feeling, literally, pretty low. Read more

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August 1, 2012  |  Century of the Child, Design, Videos
The Spirit of Play—a Czech Collaboration

MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 exhibition includes objects from across the 20th century and from around the world.  Read more

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Century of the Child Online

Screenshot of Century of the Child exhibition website

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 is an exploration and celebration of modern design for children in the 20th century, bringing together designers and artists from around the world. Read more

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July 5, 2012  |  Century of the Child, Design
A Child’s Chair: Delight in Ownership

Gerrit Rietveld. “Beugel” Child’s Chair. c.1928. Manufacturer: Metz & Co. Gift of Jo Carole Lauder


Growing up I had my own kid-sized chair that I absolutely loved. It was made of wood, with a convertible slatted back that could swivel up for sitting or down for stepping up. Read more

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May 9, 2012  |  Born out of Necessity, Design
Sometimes It Does Take a Rocket Scientist to Design a Title Wall

The Born out of Necessity title wall in the Architecture and Design Galleries. Photo: Stephanie Huang

When we first started meeting with curators Paola Antonelli and Kate Carmody about creating graphics for the new Architecture and Design exhibition, Born out of Necessity, they explained that one of the exhibition’s main themes was the design process itself. Read more

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April 23, 2012  |  Design, MoMA Stores
Student Counsel: Creating Destination: Mexico’s Visual Identity with Centro, University for Design and Media, Mexico

Each of the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design projects has a unique visual identity inspired by the character of the region’s product collection. In the past, graphics have been designed in-house or by one of the project’s participating designers. Read more