Keynote speaker: Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton joins the keynote speaker lineup for ATypI's 2010 conference in Dublin. Ellen is an internationally-renowned writer and educator, whose books have become standard texts for graphic design students and whose views are always insightful and thought provoking.

Ellen Lupton photograph by Michelle Qurishi

Ellen Lupton. Photo: Michelle Qurishi

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MICA).

She has produced numerous books and exhibitions about design, including Skin: Surface, Substance + Design (2002), Mixing Messages: Graphic Design In Contemporary Culture (1996), Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (1993), The Kitchen, the Bathroom, and the Aesthetics of Waste (1992). Her book Thinking with Type (2004) is a basic guide to typography directed at everyone who works with words.

She has produced a series of books with her graduate students at MICA, including D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (2006), Indie Publishing (2008), and Graphic Design: The New Basics (2008). Her most recent book is Design Your Life: the Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things (2009).

Ellen has contributed to various design magazines, including PrintEyeI.D., and Metropolis.

She is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal. She is a frequent lecturer around the U.S. and the world.

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