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MFA in Graphic Design Director Ellen Lupton Tours ICFF With New York Times

Article Features Lupton's Illustrations of Favorite Products, Designs at International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Posted 05.21.09 by MICA Media Relations

Ellen Lupton

NEW YORK--Ellen Lupton, director of MICA's MFA in Graphic Design program, is featured in the May 20 edition of the New York Times Home & Garden section. Lupton toured the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and offered her opinion on the products and designs that caught her eye.

"Really good design is an object that makes you think about how we behave and our social conventions but still really works," she told the New York Times. The article also features Lupton's illustrations of some of her favorite fair finds.

MICA's MFA in Graphic Design and undergraduate environmental design programs were also represented at this year's ICFF. Their booth, Greener Groceries, was named an editor's pick by Metropolis Magazine.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

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