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Alex W. White is the author of Listening to Type: Making Language Visible, Advertising Design and Typography, and The Elements of Logo Design: Design Thinking, Branding, and Making Marks. His books are used by professionals and as university texts the world over. He is chairman emeritus of the Type Directors Club and has taught graphic design and typography for thirty years at Parsons School of Design, Syracuse University, and the Hartford Art School. He is the chairman of the graduate program in design management at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He holds an MFA in Advertising Design from Syracuse University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Kent State University.

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"White sets out key concepts of space, unity, page architecture, and typography for the benefit of other designers, art directors, and students. . . . A clear introduction; recommended for anyone learning or reviewing graphic design." --Library Journal "Alex W. White provides one of the clearest and most thoughtful introductions to graphic design that I've read. This book is also one of the few to really demystify the idea and use of white space in design--a topic that at once confuses young designers and causes seasoned clients to curl their lips with disdain. Read and learn." --Alexander Isley, Lecturer at Yale Graduate School of Art, past President of AIGA NY "The Elements of Graphic Design's first edition has been one of the most useful books on the details of design and effective visual communication. The second edition is certain to become a standard in every design studio library." --Sharon Werner, founder of Werner Design Werks "An expert educator, Alex W. White has purified the fundamentals of graphic design into a vigorous and all-embracing book. No matter what stage of your design career, this second edition of The Elements of Graphic Design is, or ought to be, required reading." --Kevin Smith, AIGA awards recipient, Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design "Student or professional, if you need the 'simple' basics--or want to get to more 'complex' basics--if you don't yet know the necessities of successful graphic design--or have forgotten them in the complexity of today's overwhelming possibilities, here is the book for you. It's by a guy who has quite a track record of speaking to both." --Ed Fella, AIGA Medalist, Professor at CalArts' graphic design program "This book explains what I try to get across to my designers: how to make all parts of a design work together. My office has a big library and this is the book I hand over when breakthroughs are needed." --Matteo Bologna, CD and founder of Mucca Design, New York "Alex W. White provides one of the clearest and most thoughtful introductions to graphic design that I've read. This book is also one of the few to really demystify the idea and use of white space in design--a topic that at once confuses young designers and causes seasoned clients to curl their lips with disdain. Read and learn." --"Alexander Isley"," Lecturer at Yale Graduate School of Art, past President of AIGA NY" "The Elements of Graphic Design's first edition has been one of the most useful books on the details of design and effective visual communication. The second edition is certain become a standard in every design studio library."--"Sharon Werner"," founder of Werner Design Werks" " " "An expert educator, Alex W. White has purified the fundamentals of graphic design into a vigorous and all-embracing book. No matter what stage of your design career, this second edition of "The Elements of Graphic Design" is, or ought to be, required reading."--"Kevin Smith

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