On September 22, 6:30pm, Abbott Miller, Tal Leming, Ellen Lupton and alums from MICA's Graphic Design MFA program will explore type at work on page, screen, and the built environment; and celebrate the release of MICA's new book, Type on Screen, and Miller's new book, Abbott Miller: Design and Content. Entry is free.


Abbott Miller Design & Content

Abbott Miller, partner in the New York office of Pentagram and founder of the legendary office Design Writing Research, creates exhibitions, books, publications, identities, and apps.

Throughout Miller's work, visual forms and intellectual ideas fluidly combine and collide. His new book, Design and Content, celebrates a vibrant career that has continually surprised readers and broken new ground. Miller has served as a faculty member and visiting critic at MICA.

Abbott Miller

Abbott Miller


Tal Leming Some Recent Letters

Tal Leming is known worldwide for his frisky and functional typeface designs. Residing in Baltimore, he is the founder of Type Supply and the creator of locally inspired typefaces such as Balto and Timonium.

His type family United, created with House Industries in 2007, was inspired by military lettering and has entered pop culture as a commonly used athletic font (appearing on Fox Sports and elsewhere). Tal teaches typeface design at MICA.

Tal Leming


MICA GD MFA Type on Screen

MICA's Graphic Design MFA program has published a series of books with Princeton Architectural Press that have established MICA worldwide as a go-to source for design education.

MICA's latest book, Type on Screen, was written, researched, and designed by a team of graduate students, working with MFA program co-director Ellen Lupton. Brian Pelosh '13, Javier Lopez '13, Young Sun Compton '13, Alice Hom '12, and Cameron Zotter '12 will share ideas and insights about designing for screen-based media.

Type on Screen: Fedra

Type on Screen: A Collage

Monday, September 22

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Brown Center, Falvey Hall
1301 Mt Royal Avenue, Baltimore 21217

6:30 pm


Pre-order your books from MICA Bookstore for 20% off

If you can't attend, you can still order books from the MICA Bookstore website. The authors will sign your books after the program (including a personal inscription), and a photo of the signing will be tweeted to you.


Follow @ellenlupton and #typenite on Twitter for live tweeting, photos, and Q&A!