Goddess in the Details: Ellen Lupton + Paula Scher

Tuesday November 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Design is Storytelling or a $15 ticket in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

Someone on TV called Paula Scher the most influential female graphic designer on the planet. (We think it was Ellen Lupton.) In an evening of salty conversation about fonts, fairy tales, and what it takes to make it in graphic design, Paula Scher and Ellen Lupton will share ideas from their latest books. 

Paula's latest publication, Works, a stunning chronicle of a career spanning from CBS Records to Shake Shack. Published by Unit Editions, Scher’s 520-page tome makes a rare bookstore appearance tonight at the Strand. 

Ellen presents Design Is Storytelling, a practical guide to narrative techniques and the psychology of looking. Published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Lupton’s handy new design manual celebrates action, emotion, and sensation as design’s most potent ingredients.

Please join us in the Rare Book Room as these two women of the graphic design industry share their craft!

Paula Scher is a principal in the New York office of Pentagram, where her clients have included Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Shake Shack, MoMA, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Sundance Institute. Scher is an established artist exhibiting worldwide, and her designs are in the permanent collection of MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is the author of Make It Bigger (2002) MAPS (2011), and Works (2017).

Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. She is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (with Andreas Lipps), How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen. Her latest book, Design Is Storytelling, is published by Cooper Hewitt in 2017.