“I had always viewed writing and art as two separate things”

Ellen Lupton, interviewed at The Great Discontent:

It was in college when I realized that graphic design was all about writing — that was an unbelievable discovery for me. […] Then I took a typography class at Cooper Union and realized there was an intimate relationship between writing and design. Prior to that, I had no idea what typography was; back in the ’80s, it wasn’t as accessible. Typography wasn’t something you could just do.