The most comprehensive overview of advertising design strategies on the market today! 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. • 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
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Advertising Design and Typography
By Alex W. White
1 November 2006
8.75 x 11.50in.
About the author
Alex W. White is the author of The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type, Listening to Type: Making Language Visible, 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.
“We fight for consumer engagement with our messages. Design is critical to making ads visible, and this book provides the insight and the tools for making better ads in a digital world.” —Reuben S. Hendell, CEO, MRM Worldwide, New York