Jean Carlos Pichardo

ARTH 3311

Professor Trofimova

May 16, 2018

7 objects – describe the design style to it – dates – why it belongs to that style – 5 pages

Final Project

The Cooper Hewitt Museum is a very unique museum compared to others. Many museums have a main focus on display to the public but, the Cooper Museum has a variety of showcases. There were seven objects on display from the Cooper Hewitt Museum that captured my interest.

  • Psychedelic Movement
  • The Miller Blues Band
  • 1967 – designed by Victor Moscoso
  • The image has an illusion for the viewer of being high on drugs.
  • It also has that specific pattern or effect to it similar to those in the Psychedelic Movement, such as shapes, colors, and types.

  • Midcentury-Modern design
  • Equal Opportunity / Color Blind
  • 1974 – designed by Ken White
  • The poster has a modern American look to it.
  • It has a similar look and aspect towards Paul Rand IBM logo

  • Baroque
  • Drawing for Grotesque Panel
  • 1650 – designed by unknown
  • The drawing is very detailed on the way it’s displayed.
  • It matches to that era by the amount of organic patterns and symbolism around the patterns.

  • Art Deco
  • Volumes
  • 2017 – designed by Marije Vogelzang
  • I believe this piece is part of the Art Deco era based on the design and modern look to it.
  • The pieces were made out of rocks, silicone, and porcelain, which give it that shiny modern look similar to that of Art Deco materials.

  • Kitsch
  • Compartes Chocolatier
  • 1950 – designed by Jonathan Grahm
  • The packaging of the chocolate bars has many different designs such as patterns, imagery, food, and so on, which gives Kitsch feel towards it.
  • It’s basically to grab the viewer’s attention to purchase the chocolate bar beside on the cute or desirable design on it.

  • Bauhaus design
  • New York City Subway Map
  • 1974 – designed by Massimo Vignelli
  • The map simulates similar features of the Swiss design movement by the type font and lines.
  • It has a modern look with the outline of the grid and unique font on this map.

  • Abstract Constructivism
  • An American in Paris, Theatre du Chatelet
  • 2014 – designed by Philippe Apeloig
  • This poster is related to Constructivism by the bright use of colors and advertising of the film.
  • It grabs the attention of the viewer to look forward more into the image and the message it has for the audience.