- Writer, curator, and graphic designer. She is director of the MFA program in graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. She also is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, where she has organized numerous exhibitions. Together with J. Abbott Miller she founded Design Writing Research in 1985 as an after-hours studio where we could collaborate on experimental projects that merge theory and practice, writing and designing.
Mujeres en el diseño gráficoEssays by Ellen LuptonUn recorrido que da cuenta de las mujeres diseñadoras de libros, revistas, campañas activistas, marcas y otras cosas más en el siglo XX.
Fluid Mechanics: Typographic Design NowEssays by Ellen LuptonA poetically theoretical take on the fluid state of type, design and the vernacular in digital form as they relate to language and contemporary culture.
The Designer as ProducerEssays by Ellen LuptonWalter Benjamin’s ideas are explored (amongst other early 20th century avant-garde artists) in relation to the recent discussions around expanding the designer’s role from that of problem solver to one of author—and producer.
The Science of TypographyEssays by Ellen Lupton‘Scientific’ studies of typography and legibility are analysed by Ellen Lupton...
Writing Lessons: Modern Design TheoryEssays by Ellen LuptonA history of visual design and arts pedagogy, the Bauhaus, semiotics and gestalt theories as they apply to modern graphic design education.
Women Graphic DesignersEssays by Ellen LuptonA survey of woman designers of books, magazines, activist campaigns, identities etc. across the 20th century.