The language of type
Space and type
What makes readers respond
Type and identity
Evolving type treatments
Readability and legibility
A timeline of the evolution of writing and typography
Designer Alex W. White packs the pages with fifteen hundred images—modern and ancient, specially created and found—that illustrate typographic concepts and continue to yield more complexity and connectivity with each viewing. Listening to Type proves that type is much more than groups of letterforms on a page; it is a language with the ability to convey meaning and evoke emotions beyond the spoken words it symbolizes.
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SubtitleMaking Language Visible
AuthorAlex W. White
Published25 October 2016
Dimensions8.00 x 10.00in.
About the author
Alex W. White is the author of The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type, 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.