Author Archives: Alex W. White

About Alex W. White

Author Designer Professor

Tenure every 25 years

I received tenure in 1991 at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School (medal designed by the wonderful sculptor Lloyd Glasson). Life interrupted the continuity of my residence at that fine school in 2000. Now, this year, I have received … Continue reading

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Listening to Type: Making Language Visible to be released in August 2016

My newest book, Listening to Type: Making Language Visible, is being printed and will be available in August. It is a partner volume with The Elements of Graphic Design, 2nd Edition, which continues as a widely-adopted text and resource for working designers. The back … Continue reading

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Advertising Design & Typography released as a Second Edition in 2015

A new updated softcover edition of Advertising Design & Typography was published in July 2015. This is the addition to the Preface: “Since writing this book in 2007, I have developed a wider evaluation of the role of design in … Continue reading

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Top 1%. Top 1%? Top 1%!

A completely organic surprise: I didn’t promote this in the slightest. What a lovely thing to be told. Thank you to everyone who endorsed me.

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View improves with new position

I have joined the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport as the Chairman of the MPS program in Design Management. Besides encouraging insightful work from an international group of smart, talented, highly-motivated graduate students, I get to … Continue reading

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Professing graphic design again in Yantai, China

I was invited to return to teach for a second time in the graphic design program at Ludong University in Yantai, Shandong Province, China this past May (scroll down for a description of my first visit). Instead of three classes in … Continue reading

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Venn diagrams

I was sent this by a friend, but the source is Cool Infographics, a valuable site. Colin Harman designed it, and it is a delight. Pass it on to friends and family, those who are most likely to remind you of this most frustrating … Continue reading

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