Greg D’Onofrio

Adjunct Instructor

Greg D’Onofrio is a designer, writer, educator, and co-founder of Display, Graphic Design Collection. Greg has curated, lectured, and authored essays on postwar, modern graphic design history including: Morton and Millie Goldsholl, Pirelli Publicity 1955-67, The American Revolution Bicentennial Symbol, The Graphic Vocabulary of Modern Kinetic Typography, Franco Grignani: Graphic and Typographic Freedom, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Bruno Munari in America 1949–60, Ladislav Sutnar: Pioneer of Information Design, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Graphic Standards Manual and Lester Beall’s Connecticut General Identity Program. Greg teaches the History of Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union in New York City. He is co-author of The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design and Italian Types: Graphic Designers from Italy in America. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Connecticut.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.