Ellen Lupton

Curator; Writer; Lecturer; Designer; Educator / Graphic Design / United States / Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Maryland Institute College of Art

Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read

I’m a designer who writes and a writer who likes to fuss with fonts, formats, and the techniques of publishing. Typography and writing are deeply connected. Writing makes thought exterior, converting fleeting notions into concrete things—indelible patterns of ink or pixels. My reading list includes in equal measure books that study (and exemplify) design processes and those that explore (and demonstrate) the qualities of strong writing. . . . View the complete text
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Roz Chast

Whenever I feel desperately uninspired and there’s no ice cream in the house, I turn to my tattered old copy of this classic work by Roz Chast. Here, middle-aged angst meets existential dread and ill-fitting trousers. Chast creates quirky worlds with some shaky lines and a few words. This book will get you going when you’re craving ideas—or just having a bad hair day.

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