Not satisfied with the new T-shirts on sale at the local mall? Maybe you'd like a wedding invitation that expresses your own vision, not your party planner's? How about some personalized stationery? An upgrade to your website? A business card? A poster for your political campaign? A CD package for your band? Sound good? Then get up off your couch and Design It Yourself! Avoid graphic identity theft: build your own. Ellen Lupton, bestselling author of "Thinking with Type," will show you how.
"DIY: Design It Yourself," provides you with all the tools you'll need to create your own projects, from conception through production. Here you will find:
- simple ideas on how you can "think like a designer"
- clear and coherent explanations of design technologies, from silk-screening to web development
- what materials you'll need to get your job done
- where to find and buy them
- how much time and experience your project demands
- diagrams that show how to handle complex tasks
- basic typographic dos and don'ts
- the history and theory of the DIY design movement
- hundreds of innovative and beautiful projects for inspiration
No more excuses. With this book, virtually any design task is within your grasp. Just do it (yourself)!
NEWS & OPINION: Publishing Chat With Ellen Lupton
Posted October 7, 2009, 3:45 PM with category of Publishing Industry
Another prime cut from the Author Blog, here's an email interview I conducted with design and publishing thinker Ellen Lupton, who talks about her experience with self-publishing books, and the role design plays in the process. It's an interesting read for anyone who might be looking for ways to present their ideas to the world.
Technology has enabled people to publish their own books easier, more frequently, and with more control than ever before, but what is really involved?
NEWS & OPINION: Todd's Best of Business Books 2006
Posted December 13, 2006, 8:08 PM with category of General Business
I started with a list of 22 books that I thought deserved year-end honors. The narrowing of the list was the hard part. I quickly marked the ones I knew should be on my list and looked to see if they had something in common.
NEWS & OPINION: D.I.Y. (Design It Yourself)
Posted June 19, 2006, 3:29 PM with category of General Business
Ellen Lupton and the students at the Maryland Institute College of Art wrote and designed a great book called D. I. Y.