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In addition to the educators, designers, and students who have generously contributed to this Web site, the following people responsible for the creative and technical aspects of the site deserve a special thanks for helping to make it all possible.



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 the 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

James Craig

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 irene@designingwithtype.com

Irene Korol Scala


Peter Cacace is a web designer and developer with a number of years experience in traditional graphic design and print production. He currently specializes in front-end technologies and search engine optimization for a web services firm in Long Island, NY.
Peter (at) petercacace.com

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