Friday, March 19, 2010

Books on Design by Ellen Lupton (and sometimes Julia Lupton, too.)

Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs)Ellen Lupton's book Thinking with Type (2004) is a basic guide to typography directed at everyone who works with words. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. Presented through succinct, decisive language and carefully curated examples, the book explores the history, theory, and practice of typography. It serves as a handy reference, a classroom textbook, and a welcoming introduction. More info at

She is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a graphic designer or design educator in the U.S.

Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book (2008). 
Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book [INDIE PUB]

Design Your Life, by Ellen and Julia Lupton, is a series of irreverent snapshots about design and everyday life. Design Your Life casts a sharp eye on everything from roller bags, bras, porches, and stuffed animals to parenting, piles, and potted plants. The book is illustrated throughout with original paintings of objects both ordinary and odd.

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