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May 29, 2024

How to Fall in Love with Typography

Ellen Lupton

About this video


Ellen wrote the classic guide Thinking with Type in 2004. Creating the all-new third edition of this best-selling book required her to question everything. What assumptions are baked into the English-speaking design vocabulary? How can type education become more forgiving? Where are the women in type design? What stories lurk behind basic forms such as spacing, capital letters and stroke contrast? Join Ellen as she answers these questions and shares tips, tools and insights for working with type.

Talk sponsored by Northeastern University — Vancouver


Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is a designer, writer and educator. The all-new third edition of her best-selling book Thinking with Type launched in March 2024. Her other 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. She teaches in the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, where she serves as Design Chair. She is Curator Emerita at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, where her exhibitions have included Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master and The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.