[Web Design] TypeTalk: How Posters Work, by Ellen Lupton

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TypeTalk: How Posters Work, by Ellen Lupton

Posters are one of the most exciting, expressive forms of communication in the world of graphic design. They combine type, image and color to convey a message or an idea. The best posters are designed to relay information in a manner that appeals to the intended audience in an eye-catching, engaging way. As a medium of communication, the poster has a long history and a wide range of social functions, from selling a product to promoting an event or a cause. Despite the rise of digital media, the print poster remains a vital, and oftentimes radical form of visual communication. One person who knows all about posters is Ellen Lupton, author of How Posters Work. This book is a catalog of her curated poster show of the same name, which was recently held at Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. Ellen Lupton is a curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City as well as Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. In addition to authoring numerous articles on design, she is also the author of Thinking with Type, a beautiful, informative, highly-regarded book used by […]



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