The Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture

Writing with Type
With Ellen Lupton

Thursday 19 October 2023

St Bride Foundation and Online via Zoom

In-person time (BST):
Doors/bar: 18:15
Talk: 19:00-20:30
In-person tickets: £8.50, £11.00, £13.00

Online time (BST):
Online tickets: £4.50, £6.50
Please note: you will be emailed the Zoom link at 18:00 BST on the day of the talk.

Book tickets HERE

Ellen Lupton has authored numerous books about design, from the classic textbook Thinking with Type to books about sensory design, health care design, and the Bauhaus. Across history, writers have used typography and layout to shape their messages from the inside out. Countless cultural producers amplified their voices with typography, from Martin Luther and Florence Nightingale to Làszlò Moholy-Nagy and Gretel Adorno. This talk explores writing as design and design as writing—and the people who make it happen.

Ellen Lupton is a designer, writer, and educator. She has authored and co-authored numerous books about graphic design, including Thinking with Type, Design Is Storytelling, Graphic Design Thinking, Health Design Thinking, and Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers. She teaches in the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MICA), where she proudly serves as the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair. She is Curator Emerita at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, where her exhibitions included Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master and The Senses: Design Beyond Vision. Ellen loves reading, writing, teaching, and learning new things about design.
Instagram @ellenlupton
TikTok @YourTypeMom

This lecture is sponsored by:

Commercial Type

Just Another Foundry


Type Together

We would also like to thank Google and The Wynkyn de Worde Society Charitable Trust for their generosity in sponsoring this lecture.