Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ellen Lupton: on Indie Publishing and Design




There's a great interview on The Casual Optimist about Ellen Lupton, the Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The interview offers valuable insight into "indie publishing" ie. "how to publish your own book". She discusses the pros and cons of using a traditional publishing house (which can be difficult to break into, but offers design, editing, printing, marketing, sales and distrubution), and publishing yourself (you print and sell directly...very liberating and rewarding, but you must take on all these tasks yourself). Take a look, it's very interesting!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just checked out the interview on The Casual Optimist! What an inspiration this woman is!

Lewidoo said...

Thanks for the comment! These books look great! Hope you enjoy the course! Will keep an eye on your blog…

Ashley Brooke said...

Really really great books. I am loving your blog!