Seven Things Every Designer Needs to Know About Writing

A talk by Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. Lupton is the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore. She serves as a senior curator at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. She says “Writing is a secret weapon for designers, and design is a secret weapon for writers.

Ellen Lupton shares her own experience as a writer who designs and a designer who writes, and she talks about the miraculous interplay between text and typography that has fueled revolutionary thought across the ages.

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