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Cooper Hewitt [Chester Jenkins]

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City is giving away for free its bespoke house typeface, a sans designed in 2014 by Chester Jenkins, the founder of the Village type foundry. Even the original UFO files are made available. They write: Cooper Hewitt is a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches. Initially commissioned by Pentagram to evolve his [Galaxy] Polaris Condensed typeface, Chester Jenkins created a new digital form to support the newly transformed museum. The museum's director, Caroline Baumann, says distributing the typeface for free was a way to demonstrate the Cooper Hewitt's commitment to its mission. Quoting her: We're all about giving the public access to great design---to our collection online, to our typeface, to our programs---and this was a natural step for us. Open Font Library link.

Cristiano Sobral's Tanohe Sans (2020) has re-worked style numbers, a shorter J, and a true italic lower case a.

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file name: Chester Jenkins Cooper Hewitt 2015 Poster by Sara Jensen 2017


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file name: Chester Jenkins Cooper Hewitt 2015 Poster by Jenna Kowalke 2015


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file name: Chester Jenkins Cooper Hewitt 2014 Poster by Bill Dawson 2015


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file name: Cristiano Sobral Tanohe Sans 2020 after Village Type Cooper Hewitt 2014


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