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Ellen Lupton

(1963– )

U.S. graphic designer, professor, and curator

“Every typeface wants to know: ‘Do I look fat in this paragraph?’ It’s all a matter of context. A font could look perfectly sleek on screen, yet appear bulky and out of shape in print. Mrs. Eaves has a low waist and a small body.”

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source: Thinking with Type (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), 37.

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“Do books have souls? Is there an out-of-print afterlife? Do midlist titles die and go to hell on a flaming Kindle?”

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source: “How to Lose a Legacy,” Opinionator blog, The New York Times, July 12, 2010.

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