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. She blogs about garden design, horticulture, food and travel at dig-it-blog.com.

the 99U Conference

#99Uconf: 99% Perspiration, 100% Inspiration

Weeks before the June 7 opening of the #99Uconf, $1000 tickets were being scalped on Twitter. People sounded desperate to attend — at any price. I spent three packed days and evenings — making my way between the kickoff party at The Vine event space to the main conference site, Alice Tully Hall at...

A Subway Ride Wrapped in Art

This New York City Subway train wrapped completely in Mark Alan Stamaty cartoons presents an outside-the-box approach to advertising.