The Elements of Graphic Design

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Allworth, Mar 15, 2011 - Art - 215 pages
This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on web design and new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students—regardless of experience—with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design.
Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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About the author (2011)

Alex W. White is a designer, lecturer, and author of six books including Thinking in Type: The Practical Philosophy of Typography, Advertising Design and Typography, and the previous edition of The Elements of Graphic Design. He teaches graduate graphic design students at Parsons, the New School for Design, and has taught at FIT, the Hartford Art School, the City College of New York, Syracuse University, the University of Illinois, Kent State University, and the State University of New York. White speaks throughout the world on enhancing creativity in the service of the message and understanding how design affects targets' needs. He is also the chairman of the Type Directors Club and served as the jury chair of TDC49.

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