Advertising Design and Typography

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The most comprehensive overview of advertising design strategies on the market today!

*Best-selling design author has unique philosophy and expertise

*1,500 full-color illustrations showcase outstanding advertising design from around the world

*Unique comparisons of print, web, TV, and other campaigns—which techniques work best?

*Ideas for forging corporate identity through advertising

This unique, comprehensive overview of advertising design strategies, written by a best-selling, award-winning designer, will help students and professionals in advertising, design, and typography understand and use persuasive visual messaging. Design principles such as unity, contrast, hierarchy, dominance, scale, abstraction, and type and image relationships are covered in depth. Readers will also learn how print design compares to television, web, and interactive design, and how to apply each style to create persuasive designs. The extensive section on typography offers essential information on how readers perceive type, typographic history, principles, and practice. Helpful appendices include an extensive glossary, bibliography, and art director's checklist. Complete with more than 1,500 examples and illustrations of outstanding advertising design from around the world, Advertising Design and Typography is a groundbreaking book that will train the reader's mind to see more accurately and more critically—ultimately changing the way designers think and develop visual ideas.

Alex W. White, an award-winning graphic designer, has shaped the visual personalities of advertising campaigns, identity programs, and magazines. Vice president of the Type Directors Club, he has taughtdesign at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford for 15 years. The author of Thinking in Type and The Elements of Graphic Design, he lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581154658
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,276,584
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex W. White is an award-winning design consultant and typographer. He is the author of five bestselling books, including The Elements of Graphic Design and Thinking in Type, both published by Allworth Press. White has served as president of the Type Directors Club. He is the chairman of the graduate Design Management program at SASD at the University of Bridgeport and has taught at Parsons School of Design, Syracuse University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Hartford Art School, and the City College of New York. He lives in New York City.
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