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.

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Frida Larios’ Animales: A Museum Exhibition & International Games

Designer Frida Larios has created a pantheon of mythical graphic creatures inspired by images found on on ancient Maya codices and ceramic vases dating from c. 250 AD. Today, her creatures can be found on the uniforms of elite athletes and in a museum exhibition in her native El Salvador. In July 2014, PRINT featured...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Type

Ellen Shapiro reports from Abbott Miller's TypoGraphics conference session: Type often has a story to tell—it becomes part of the context, style, strategy, or truth of a client's message.

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Long Live the Book!

Ellen Shapiro visits the New York Antiquarian Book Fair and finds treasures of special interest to graphic designers.