John C. Luttropp

Member Since December 2001
Member Type Supporter
AIGA Chapter New York
Title Professor
Company Montclair State University
Email ude.rialctnom.liam@jpporttul
Field Educator
Design/Graphic design

John Luttropp is a Full Professor and Director of the Graphic Design program in the Department of Art & Design at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. Previous to Montclair State, he taught at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Mount Mary College and the University of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Professor Luttropp received his M.F.A. degree in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and his B.F.A. degree in Sculpture from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.


In graphic design, he has created work for Coca-Cola, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Thaumaturge Books, the American Finger-Style Guitar Festivals, Great Lakes Film and Video, the American Association of University Administrators, and ILFORD Photo Instructor, Astronomy, Builder, MINUTIA, Wisconsin Architect, and Healthy Man magazines, along with identity systems for many businesses and organizations.


As a sculptor and fine artist, along with exhibitions of his work, he designed and executed two permanent public sculptures for the City of Milwaukee.


Professor Luttropp has been involved in performance art and music with the group Pioneers of Modern Typography (PMT), an interdisciplinary design collective, of which he was a founding member in 1985. The work of PMT has been recognized internationally, and has been featured on PBS, in Print magazine and Korea’s Design Journal.

He has co-authored three textbooks on graphic design, the most recent being “Designing for Print Production: Essential Concepts” co-authored with Professor Martin Greenwald, published in 2008 by Cengage Publishing.

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