Designing With Type began as a book devoted to the art and appreciation of typography. Through a wide variety of media channels, it has grown into a unique typographic resource for students, educators, and professionals, showcasing talent from around the world.
First published forty-five years ago, the classic textbook Designing with Type has been translated into multiple languages (Korean, Russian, and Spanish) and has sold well over a quarter million copies. In spite of dramatic changes in technology and the design industry, it has been adopted by design schools around the world and continues to educate and inspire
The original website created as a supplement to the textbook Designing with Type, and still offers a unique typographic resource for students, educators, and professionals around the world. The companion website to the 5th Edition, DesigningWithType.com/5, was designed to provide valuable resources beyond the scope of the printed book.
Conducted by James Craig and Irene Scala, the workshop is built around three projects designed to explore different aspects of typography and graphic design. The projects are directed primarily towards students who are just beginning to appreciate the richness and potential of typography and are eager to learn more about its creative possibilities.
The DWT Team
A well-known graphic designer, educator, and author of books on graphic design, James Craig was born in Montreal, Canada. He studied fine arts in Montreal and Paris before immigrating to the United States. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University. Mr Craig was the Design Director for Watson-Guptill Publications and is a member of the New York Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club (TDC), and Typophiles.
Mr. Craig has written a number of successful books on graphic design and typography, among the more popular are: Designing with Type, Production for the Graphic Designer, Graphic Design Career Guide, and Thirty Centuries of Graphic Design.
For thirty years Mr. Craig taught typography and design at The Cooper Union, now semi-retired he lectures widely, conducting workshops around the world.
Books by James Craig
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Irene Korol Scala
Author, educator, and typophile, Irene Scala is a proud graduate of The Cooper Union where she earned a B.F.A. After postgraduate study at The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, she returned to NYC to hone her craft. Having worked at a multidisciplinary design studio, a couple of publishing companies, and a wide array of independent clients, Irene currently assumes the post of Creative Director of Spark451, a rapidly growing marketing firm focused on higher education.
Irene Scala had teamed up with James Craig in teaching Typography at The Cooper Union. Together, she and Craig coauthored and redesigned the Fifth Edition of his classic textbook Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography, which began their partnership in developing the entire DWT enterprise.
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Small sampling of design work
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