i chose to research the work of ellen lupton. she is a graphic designer, a typographer, a writer and a curator for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in new york city. she is also the director of the mfa program in graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in baltimore. her focus is on the use of precise and correct typography and her books are all very appealling and make learning about typography very interesting. she uses humor in a way that is educational but amusing. her books also give visual examples of the do's and dont's that are discussed in her book therefore making it easy to comprehend. i am inspired by ellen lupton because she has helped me make my work look more professional by following her rules that are easy to remember and use.