Cooper Hewitt is a Unicode sans serif typeface family, created for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum - cooperhewitt.org - in 2014 as part of the museum's new visual identity.
The new typeface, Cooper Hewitt, is a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches. Initially commissioned by Pentagram to evolve his Polaris Condensed typeface, Chester Jenkins created a new digital form to support the newly transformed museum. “Developing this typeface specifically for Cooper Hewitt has been enormously gratifying,” said Jenkins. “Instead of building on the Polaris structures, I drew everything from scratch, using the existing forms as a rough guide for letter widths and master-stroke thicknesses.”
The typeface was designed by Chester Jenkins at Village Type and Design LLC, working with Eddie Opara and his group at Pentagram, and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum director Caroline Baumann and her team.
Licensed as: SIL Open Font License (OFL)
See accompanying Open Font License text file
Cooper Hewitt is a trademark of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
Copyright (c) 2014, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (cooperhewitt.org)