Author Archives: Ellen Shapiro

About Ellen Shapiro

Print contributing editor Ellen Shapiro is principal of Visual Language LLC in Irvington, NY. She has been designing for her whole life and writing about design for more than 20 years. Her website is visualanguage.net.

A Love Letter for You from Tony DiSpigna

Friend, fine artist, teacher, designer and hand-letterer par excellence, Tony DiSpigna’s work is enjoying a much-deserved renaissance with the publication of a beautiful new book and a line of T-shirts with his Spencerian lettering.

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The Swiss Wünderkind Shows Us How It’s Done

Stefan Hürlemann is 23 years old, Swiss, and posts every day on Instagram, where Ellen Shapiro discovered him. You should discover him too. This is the future of typographic design, both aesthetically and in terms of how a designer needs to market him or herself.