Ellen Lupton

Wicked Problems in Type Design
Six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design talk about problems central to their work. Each speaker will address a burning question concerning the design, use, culture, technology, or business of fonts and typefaces. A slightly cleaner version of this program is found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hhkfUzZtw
Graphic Design: Now in Production
May 26, 2012 — Sept 3, 2012 Open weekends and holiday Mondays, 10am to 6pm Building 110, Governors Island, New York. Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today. The rise of user-generated content, alternative...
DesignBoost NYC: Ellen Lupton
DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference’s theme, “Design Beyond Design” in this series of short talks.
How and Why Things Work – Keynote, Ellen Lupton
Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
Groundbreaking – The Past as Inspiration
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an eighteenth-century designer of architecture, elaborate Interiors and exquisite furnishings, boldly combined historical elements to create innovative designs that still resonate today. Cooper-Hewitt invites a panel of designers to discuss how, like Piranesi, their imaginative and often irreverent use of historical motifs invigorates contemporary design. This panel features: Anna Sui, Fashion Designer;...
Bring Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Ellen Lupton
Join Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for a presentation and discussion on teaching graphic design with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, graphic designer, educator, and author of several books on design including D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids. The presentation will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and ways to move...
Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, authors of Readymade: How to Make (Almost) Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer and Ellen Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself lead a day-long celebration of “DIY” design, showing participants how to translate everyday materials into exciting new objects.
Bringing Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Curator Ellen Lupton
This free program was for high school teachers interested in entering student work into the Department of Education's annual Cover Design Competition. The Department of Education's annual Cover Design Competition invites students to submit original works of graphic design to be used as the cover of the High School Directory, other Office of Student Enrollment...
New Digital Type: Restraint
On Friday, September 3, 2010, Cooper-Hewitt opened “Recent Acquisitions: Digital Typography,” an installation of five graphic works exploring the evolution of post-modern type design, organized by curator Gail Davidson. In this series of blog posts, Ellen Lupton continues the conversation with brief commentary on contemporary digital typefaces.     One of the pieces featured in...