Design and Content
Abbott Miller (Princeton Architectural Press)
Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton, Baltimores graphic-design power couple, have both published new books recently. Luptons Type on Screen, a follow-up to her influential Thinking with Type, is basically a textbook on screen-based typography, the perfect gift for the hotshot web geek in your life. Millers book, a monograph surveying his career to date, has much broader appeal and includes his print work (the Matthew Barney 2003 Guggenheim catalog is stunning), exhibition design (check out 2002s traveling Harley-Davidson exhibition), and collaborations with the likes of Yoko Ono and Philip Glass. I especially like the generous selection of spreads from 2wice, the arts magazine Miller founded in 1997. The writing isnt bad either, especially an insightful essay by Lupton, who recalls the days when they would work side by side as friends, no benefits, pursuing a journey that still defines us. I should note that the book is well-designedby Miller, of course.