Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

Subscribe Rss 14x14
Subscribe by Email



Blogs by our Distribution Partners

Chronicle Books
Drawn & Quarterly
Gibbs Smith
Lonely Planet
New Harbinger
Princeton Architectural Press





Email Alerts

Go here




Tag: Ellen Lupton

Thinking With Type Revised Edition

by Dan
Design & Typography / October 13, 2010


Thinking with Type 2nd Edition

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:

thinking with type website


by Dan
Design & Typography + Vancouver / February 22, 2010

"Typography is what language looks like" — Ellen Lupton

Typographics is a short film about the basics of typography created by Vancouver Film School students Boca (aka Marcos Ceravolo) and Ryan Uhrich through the VFS Digital Design program:

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.

Q & A with Ellen Lupton

by Dan
Author Q & A + Design & Typography / May 28, 2008

Ellen Lupton

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.

Click here for the Pages Q & A with Ellen Lupton

Click here for Ellen Lupton's webpage

Click here for Ellen's blog Design Your Life

(Photo credit: Jason Knauer)