Typography & Design Research 1990- 2010

Ellen Lupton

“Ellen Lupton (born 1963) is a graphic designer, writer, curator, and educator. Well known for her fascination and study within typography, Lupton decided to expand her love for design and took on the graphic design world. Lupton is the curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City and is the director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.”


Jianping He

“Jianping He was born in China in 1973 and now lives in Berlin, where he works as a graphic designer, professor, and publisher.
He studied graphic design at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), and the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin), before teaching at the University of the Arts, Berlin. Furthermore, he was guest professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the China Academy of Art Hangzhou. “


Philippe Apeloig

“Philippe Apeloig was born in Paris in 1962 and studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). After two transformative internships at Total Design in Amsterdam, he was hired as a graphic designer at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris in 1985.”

Felix Pfäffli

“Felix Pfäffli is a young Swiss designer based in Lucerne whose posters are an arresting amalgam of precision and pop. They command attention with vivid colors and inventive, geometric type. Pfäffli’s interest in graphic design began in high school, when he started creating posters and brochures for a local concert house. In this capacity, he received a practical education in design fundamentals, from composition and technique to digital modes of production. Since then, he has gravitated toward the poster format, which he favors precisely for its limitations; he has explained that its size restrictions engender discipline and economy of design.”





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