Ellen Lupton

Recent articles by Ellen Lupton

Pages from the library of libraries

Issue 84, Autumn 2012


Graphic design, devoted as it is to re-framing text and image, thrives as an object…

Right and wrong ways to borrow

Issue 10, Autumn 1993


Borrowed Design analyses the field of graphic design as a history of credits and debits…

The academy of deconstructed design

Issue 3, Spring 1991


Students and graduates of Cranbrook Academy of Art are producing some of the world’s most challenging graphic design.

High and low (a strange case of us and them?)

Issue 7, Summer 1992


Designers take a superior view of vernacular typography. Is it time to come down from on high?

Words made flesh

Issue 18, Autumn 1995


Johanna Drucker pursues a double life as a historian of letterforms and a maker of artist’s books.

Cranbrook in close-up

Issue 3, Spring 1991


Projects by David Frej, Katherine McCoy, Edward Fella and Allen Hori

First Things First Manifesto 2000

Issue 33, Autumn 1999


Thirty-three visual communicators renew the 1964 call for a change of priorities

Underground matriarchy

Issue 14, Autumn 1994


Women who have shaped the profession by their own work and by enabling those around them

Reputations: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

Issue 8, Autumn 1993


‘Diversity and inclusiveness are our only hope. It is not possible to plaster everything over with clean elegance. Dirty architecture, fuzzy theory and dirty design must also be out there.’