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Barbara Glauber ’84

Barbara Glauber is the principal of Heavy Meta, a graphic design studio she founded in 1990.

Her studio’s work focuses on projects for cultural institutions, collaborating with artists, curators, and editors to create monographs, interdisciplinary exhibitions, information graphics, and identities.  

About 20 years after she graduated, she designed the current logo (aka the “Bubble P”) for the college.

Designed by Barbara Glauber

Glauber has edited, curated, and designed exhibitions; judged competitions; taught classes and workshops; and created a variety of graphic materials for her cultural clients.

Her work is in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and has won numerous awards.

She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

Glauber is on the faculty at Yale University and is a founding partner of the Smoking Gun website.

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future; on view October 12, 2018-January 27, 2019

She’s designed several books that have gone one to win accolades by AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers competition, including Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future published by Guggenheim Museum Publications; Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science for the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore; and Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions for the Bard Graduate Center, among many others.

She’s also designed album covers including several for the band They Might Be Giants.

Sixfold Symmetry book designed by Barbara Glauber '84 Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions

Hear her speak at The Cooper Union about the artist Sister Corita. She designed the 2013 book Someday is Now: the Art of Corita Kent.