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Lupton, Ellen

Works: 121 works in 535 publications in 7 languages and 15,760 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works  Dissertations, Academic 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, ed, zxx, Illustrator, Book designer, Interviewee
Classifications: Z246, 741.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ellen Lupton
Most widely held works by Ellen Lupton
Thinking with type : a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students by Ellen Lupton( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through informative essays followed by practical demonstrations, this book provides clear and focused guidance for those learning or brushing up on their typographic skills
Graphic design : the new basics by Ellen Lupton( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary, The New Basics shows students and professionals how to build interest and complexity around simple relationships between formal elements of two-dimensional design such as point, line, plane, scale, hierarchy, layers, and transparency. The New Basics explains the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design from a logo or letterhead to a complex web site. It takes a fresh approach to design instruction by emphasizing visually intensive, form-based thinking in a manner that is in tune with the latest developments in contemporary media, theory, art, and technology. Colorful, compact, and clearly written, The New Basics is the new indispensable resource for anyone seeking a smart, inspiring introduction to graphic design and destined to become the standard reference work in design education
Design, writing, research : writing on graphic design by Ellen Lupton( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and German and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixing messages : graphic design in contemporary culture by Ellen Lupton( Book )

21 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic design in the mechanical age : selections from the Merrill C. Berman collection by Deborah Menaker Rothschild( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from Merrill C. Berman's private collection of twentieth-century posters, ads, photomontages, and graphic ephemera, this book showcases more than two hundred examples of progressive graphic design from the 1920s and 1930s. European, Soviet, and American avant-garde designers and artists of the time, using new technologies of mass production and mass distribution, marketed everything from salad oil and cigarettes to communism, utopian socialism, and the avant-garde itself." "These selections from the Berman Collection, most never before shown or reproduced in the United States, include works by well-known artists (Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Man Ray, and others) and by lesser-known masters. The book begins by detailing Berman's pivotal role in shaping the history of graphic design as he amassed his collection."--Jacket
Exploring materials : creative design for everyday objects by Inna Alesina( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an action-oriented, accessible guide to design thinking that addresses both the how and why of product design. It encourages designers to look beyond the abstraction of pure forms or the whimsy of virtual objects, and instead to make and test real objects in a studio environment.--[book cover]
D.I.Y. : design it yourself by Ellen Lupton( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not satisfied with the new T-shirts on sale at the local mall? Maybe you\\'d like a wedding invitation that expresses your own vision, not your party planner\\'s? How about some personalized stationary? An upgrade to your website? A business card? A poster for your political campaign? A CD package for your band? Sound good? Then get up off your couch and Design It Yourself! Avoid graphic identity theft: build your own. Ellen Lupton, bestselling author of Thinking with Type, will show you how. DIY: Design It Yourself, provides you with all the tools you\\'ll need to create your own projects, from conception through production. Here you will find: simple ideas on how you can \\"think like a designer\\" clear and coherent explanations of design technologies, from silk-screening to web development what materials you\\'ll need to get your job done where to find and buy them how much time and experience your project demands diagrams that show how to handle complex tasks basic typographic dos and don\\'ts the history and theory of the DIY design movement hundreds of innovative and beautiful projects for inspiration No more excuses. With this book, virtually any design task is within your grasp. Just do it (yourself)!
Letters from the avant-garde : modern graphic design by Ellen Lupton( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the period between 1915 and 1950, Letters from the Avant-Garde is the first book to document the history of modern design and typography through the medium of printed stationery. Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, De Stijl, Constructivism, the Bauhaus, and other movements and institutions used letterheads to promote their ideas about form, function, and technology to an international community. The printed letterheads and other ephemera reproduced in this book are typographic self-portraits of some of the most fascinating figures in the development of modernism, including Herbert Bayer, Le Corbusier, El Lissitzky, F.T. Marinetti, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters, and Piet Zwart. Letters from the Avant-Garde features over 150 illustrations in full color, many published here for the first time. These experimental letterheads helped originate the modern discipline of design for corporate identity, and they show how avant-garde artists and designers engaged mass media in their work. This unique book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history and theory of modern art, design, and typography
The ABCs of [triangle, square, circle] : the Bauhaus and design theory by Ellen Lupton( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the origins and impact of the Bauhaus in relation to basic design, graphic design and typography ... Essays address various aspects of the Bauhaus, including its relationship to Weimar culture, Herbert Bayer's geometric type design called 'universal, ' and the semiotic implications of Kandinsky's celebrated attempt to establish fundamental laws of form and colour with his 'triangle/square/circle' test"--Publisher description
Skin : surface, substance + design by Ellen Lupton( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design culture now : National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution by Donald Albrecht( Book )

21 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Design Culture Now is the first survey of contemporary American design to span the disciplines of architecture, graphic design, and product design. It presents cutting-edge work in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, theatrical design, fashion, typography, film graphics, products, and new media. Written and assembled by three leading critics and curators, Donald Albrecht, Ellen Lupton, and Steven Skov Holt, the book explores the design artifacts and practices that will define the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Inside design now : National Design Triennial by Cooper-Hewitt national museum of design (New York)( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af 80 designeres og firmaers værker
Mechanical brides : women and machines from home to office by Ellen Lupton( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mechanical Brides: Women and Machiens from Home to Office consider design history from the perspective of female users and consumers. The telephone, typewriter, washing machine, and electric iron have been central to the definition of 'women's work' in twentieth-century America. Cultural ideas about the duties and ambitions of women are reflected and reinforced by the ways appliances have been designed, marketed, used, and imagined. More than 40 illustrations in color and over 100 in black and white reveal the gender significance attached to seemingly neutral things"--Back cover
Indie publishing : how to design and produce your own book by Ellen Lupton( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Once referred to derisively as 'vanity publishing, ' self-published books are finally taking their place alongside more accepted indie categories such as music, film, and theater. Indie Publishing is a practical guide to creating and distributing printed books regardless of your background, skill set, or ambition. It will help you realize projects of every scale and budget, from the traditional bookmaking techniques used to create zines to the more ambitious industrial production methods required to produce hardcover books in large quantity. Indie Publishing's special focus on the visual design of books makes it unique among publish-it-yourself manuals. Readers are taken step-by-step through the process of designing a book to give it personal style as well as visual coherence and authority. Design principles such as scale, cropping, pacing, and typography are explored in relation to each example, along with commentary on how to create effective title pages, tables of contents, captions, and more. Indie Publishing aims to inspire readers with examples of print projects similar to those they might undertake on their own. Sample designs include a picture book, artist's portfolio, exhibition catalog, poetry chapbook, novel, and zine. Indie Publishing addresses the important business aspects of independent publishing from how and why you should get an ISBN number to creating promotional materials and using the internet to market your book. This comprehensive, illustrated guide concludes with a curated portfolio of the most exciting examples of independent publishing from the contemporary scene, reproduced in full color. If you have content to share and you want to give it a fresh and orderly form, this book will kick-start your project and keep you motivated until the ink dries. Indie Publishing is the eighth title in our best-selling Design Briefs series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide
Graphic design thinking : beyond brainstorming by Ellen Lupton( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design process involves researching, inventing, and expressing ideas. Sometimes concepts seem to pop out of nowhere, but just as often they result from deliberate techniques. Many designers start a project wit brainstorming, an open-ended search for initial directions. Brainstorming, however, is just the beginning in a designer's quest for useful and inspiring ideas. Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming presents dozens of tools and techniques, ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research tools, such as focus groups and co-design. At the book's core are techniques for releasing creative energy and stimulating fresh thinking to arrive at compelling and viable solutions. Each method is illustrated with visual demonstrations and case studies that show design processes at work. Also featured are discussions with leading professionals--including Art Chantry, Ivan Chermayeff, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller, Maira Kalman, Abbott Miller, Christoph Niemann, Paula Sher, and Martin Venezky--about how they get ideas and what they do when the well runs dry
Type on screen : a guide for designers, developers, writers, and students( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications. Covering a broad range of technologies -- from electronic publications and websites to videos and mobile devices -- this hands-on primer presents the latest information available to help designers make critical creative decisions, including how to choose typefaces for the screen, how to style beautiful, functional text and navigation, how to apply principles of animation to text, and how to generate new forms and experiences with code-based operations. Type on Screen is an essential design tool for anyone seeking clear and focused guidance about typography for the digital age
The bathroom, the kitchen and the aesthetics of waste : a process of elimination by Ellen Lupton( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic design : now in production( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than 250 artists and some 1,400 images, this ambitious catalogue and exhibition survey the vibrant landscape of graphic designers who have seized the means of production and are rewriting the nature of contemporary design practice. Charting a rich vein of activity that cuts across wildly diverse fields, Graphic Design: Now in Production chronicles the postmillennial scene of all-access design tools and self-publishing systems, the open-source nature of creative production, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the designer turned producer. Part operating manual, part academic reader, and part sourcebook, the catalogue features writings by some of the field's major thinkers, including Åbäke, Ian Albinson, Peter Bil'ak, Andrew Blauvelt, Rob Giampietro, James Goggin, Peter Hall, Steven Heller, Jeremy Leslie, Ellen Lupton, Ben Radatz, Michael Rock, Dmitri Siegel, Daniel van der Velden, Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio, and Lorraine Wild. Freely mixing writing styles, from personal rants to the collective speak of Wikipedia, the book touches upon hundreds of topics. Picking up where the design authorship debates of the 1990s left off, this catalogue examines the evolution of graphic design in an expanded field of practice. It considers myriad issues, such as the changing nature of reading and writing, self-publishing and clientless design, the persistence of the poster and the book in a screen-based culture, the designer's voice in the age of crowdsourcing, the visualization of journalism, the ubiquity of branding, and the democratization of design tools and software. Sprinkled throughout are numerous bits--factoids, explanations, and tangents--exploring everything from fake Apple Stores to Adobe DPS, Ghanaian coffins to cultural analytics, Scriptographer to heraldry."--Publisher's website
D.I.Y. kids by Ellen Lupton( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides more than eighty, creative projects for kids--such as party supplies, stuffed animals, t-shirts, magnets, and more--with step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations
Lettering & type : creating letters and designing typefaces by Bruce Willen( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to type design and lettering that includes relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, exercises, photographs, and illustrations, and features interviews with various designers, artists, and illustrators
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Thinking with type : a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students
Alternative Names
Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton American graphic designer

Ellen Lupton US-amerikanische Grafikdesignerin und Autorin

Graphic design : the new basicsDesign, writing, research : writing on graphic designGraphic design in the mechanical age : selections from the Merrill C. Berman collectionExploring materials : creative design for everyday objectsD.I.Y. : design it yourselfLetters from the avant-garde : modern graphic designThe ABCs of [triangle, square, circle] : the Bauhaus and design theorySkin : surface, substance + design