Tag: Ellen Lupton
Design & Typography / October 13, 2010
The 2nd (revised and updated!) edition of Princeton Architectural Press' best-selling book Thinking With Type has just been released. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. The popular online companion to the book — www.thinkingwithtype.com — has been revised to reflect the new material. Here is a screenshot:
"Typography is what language looks like" — Ellen Lupton
The film references designer, typographer, and educator Ellen Lupton, whose books include Thinking With Type, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and DIY: Design It Yourself and more. Her new book Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects will be published by Princeton Architectural Press later this spring.
Pages Books and Magazines in Toronto has posted my new author Q & A with writer and designer Ellen Lupton, the author, co-author or editor of SKIN: SURFACE, SUBSTANCE + DESIGN; THINKING WITH TYPE; D.I.Y.: DESIGN IT YOURSELF; D.I.Y. KIDS; and most recently GRAPHIC DESIGN: THE NEW BASICS.
In the Q & A, Ellen and I discuss design, typography, post-modernism, and the movie Helvetica amongst other things...
Anyone who wants to engage with typography should immerse themselves in some typographic history. If you are a designer, poet, writer, indie filmmaker, or underground craftista, it's good to know where your fonts come from. The movie Helvetica did a fantastic job showing the origins of one particular font; more significantly, the film showed how the meaning of the font has changed from generation to generation.
(Photo credit: Jason Knauer)