Typeface design education from Cooper Union
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Living with Type
with Ellen Lupton

Does autospacing make your tummy hurt? Does Papyrus make your eyes roll? Once exposed to the art of typography, many individuals never recover. Ellen Lupton will share stories about people who learned to live with type and lead productive, possibly happy lives. Meet Type Mom (Ellen’s beloved alter ego), and learn about Thinking with Type, Third Edition (Ellen’s latest book). This all-new volume includes inclusive design lessons, gorgeous illustrations from the Letterform Archive, and visual essays about diverse writing systems created by expert typographers from around the globe. Pick up a copy of Thinking with Type, Third Edition after the talk. Prizes and giveaways include a unique box of Type Mom cookies. Does bad kerning give you heartburn? You are not alone.


Thu, March 14, 2024
6:30–8:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Where: On campus

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.