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

Indie Publishing


This book was written, designed, and produced by students and faculty in MICA’s GD MFA program. Indie Publishing aims to demystify the publishing world in an age of handmade zines, desktop publishing, print-on-demand distribution, and univeral software. The book looks at different publishing genres, including poetry, fiction, illustrated children’s books, and gallery catalogues, providing tips on layout, production, book structure, and typography. Cover designed by Kelley McIntyre, MICA GD MFA 08. Buy the book