James Craig is
responsible for the creation of this Web site as a means of
enhancing the study of typography. Mr. Craig, a well-known author
of books on graphic design, was born in Montreal, Canada. He
studied fine arts in Montreal and Paris before immigrating to
United States. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale
University. Now semi-retired, Mr. Craig was the Design Director for Watson-Guptill
Publications and is a member of the New York Art Directors Club, Association
Typographique Internationale (ATypI), Type Directors Club (TDC), Typophiles,
and a past member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). At present
he teaches typography and design at The Cooper Union and lectures widely. Jim@designingwithtype.com
Irene Scala is a fellow typophile and graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where she had the opportunity to study with educators such as Paul Rand, Lou Dorfsman, and Milton Glaser.
After earning a B.F.A. from the Cooper Union, she went on to postgraduate study at The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Upon returning to New York City, she joined
a multi-disciplinary design studio, creating a wide scope of print and web communication pieces.
Irene Scala teamed up with James Craig in teaching “Typography 1: Introduction to Typography” at The Cooper Union. They continued to collaborate in co-authoring and redesigning the Fifth Edition of the classic textbook Designing with Type, and in the creation of the companion web sites to provide additional information beyond the scope of the book.
Today, Irene Scala continues to art-direct, design, consult, lecture, and collaborate in the fields of graphic design, typography, and education.
Irene can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org