Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and founding director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist. Read More

D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself


Published in 2006, this book was written, researched, designed, and produced by students and faculty in the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA. Directed at general readers, the book has been sold in Urban Outfitter stores and other non-traditional venues. Embracing the do-it-yourself revolution in art, design, and technology, D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself has helped expand the discourse of graphic design. Cover designed by Mike Weikert, MICA GD MFA 06; photo by Nancy Froehlich, MICA GD MFA 07. Buy the book