Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Grids and Layout Promotion

Grids & Layout
with Ellen Lupton

Practice creating structured layouts and elegant details while designing a typographic poster/broadside. Use grids to organize content, build a hierarchy, and generate resonant visual elements. Explore alignment, balance, grouping, and tension. During this one-day session, each participant will hone their individual approach to typographic thinking. Participants receive active feedback throughout the workshop in a unique setting that maximizes hands-on engagement.

Required Materials

  • A computer or laptop with Adobe InDesign installed
  • A notebooks and sketching materials
  • reliable internet connection

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Wed, October 25 – Wed, November 1, 2023

Number of sessions: 2

Where: Online

About Ellen Lupton

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Ellen Lupton is a designer, writer, and educator. Her books include Design Is Storytelling, Graphic Design Thinking, Health Design Thinking, and Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers. The third edition of her bestselling book Thinking with Type launches in March 2024. She teaches in the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MICA), where she serves as the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair. She is Curator Emerita at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, where her exhibitions included Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master and The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.