D.I.Y. Design It Yourself

By Ellen Lupton (Editor)
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? Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Todd's Best of Business Books 2006

Posted December 13, 2006, 8:08 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
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. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: D.I.Y. (Design It Yourself)

Posted June 19, 2006, 3:29 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Ellen Lupton and the students at the Maryland Institute College of Art wrote and designed a great book called D. I. Y. Read more


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