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.

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Un recorrido que da cuenta de las mujeres diseñadoras de libros, revistas, campañas activistas, marcas y otras cosas más en el siglo XX.
Essays · 23 May 2012 · Spanish · 4956 words
A poetically theoretical take on the fluid state of type, design and the vernacular in digital form as they relate to language and contemporary culture.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1267 words
‘Scientific’ studies of typography and legibility are analysed by Ellen Lupton...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1246 words
Walter 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.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1404 words
A history of visual design and arts pedagogy, the Bauhaus, semiotics and gestalt theories as they apply to modern graphic design education.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 6235 words