The Media Lab and MIT Press celebrate the design pioneer whose work continues to inspire outspoken creativity and positive change.
On October 19, 2017, Muriel Cooper’s former colleagues, students, friends, and family gathered at the MIT Media Lab to celebrate the indelible mark she left on the field of graphic design. The event marked the 50th anniversary of Cooper joining the MIT Press as its first art director.
The tribute also coincided with the release of Muriel Cooper, by David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger. It’s the first publication to benefit from the Press’s newly established Muriel Cooper Publication Fund, established to support innovative publications in the fields of art, design, architecture, and visual culture.