Alexander Tochilovsky

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Campaign Statement

I have been associated with Cooper Union since 1995, my junior year of high school. And with the exception of a three ­year break have been part of Cooper non­stop. Cooper is a special place, and it has given me a tremendous amount. Currently I am an employee, serving as the Curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Art. As an “insider,” I would like to bring that perspective to the council as well as to the alumni. This is a crucial time for the institution and I would like to be able to offer my insight, opinion and expertise on the issues that affect Cooper and its graduates.


Alexander Tochilovsky is a graphic designer, typographer, curator and educator, with nearly 20 years of professional experience, and 10 years of experience teaching typography. He graduated with a BFA from The Cooper Union, and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently the Curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. In 2009 he co-curated the exhibition Lubalin Now , and since 2010 he has curated five other exhibitions: Appetite (2010), Pharma (2011), Type@Cooper (2012), Image of the Studio (2013), & Thirty (2015). Since 2007 he has taught typography and design at the Cooper Union School of Art, and also teaches the history of typeface design at Type@Cooper, the postgraduate certificate program he co-founded in 2010.