Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

by Timothy Samara
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592531253

ISBN-13: 9781592531257

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.

Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to

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Overview

For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.

Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects.

Text reveals top designers' work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592531257
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
129,774
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Coming to Order: A Brief History of the Grid in Modern Graphic Design14
Grid Basics: A Workshop in Structural Designing22
Exhibits: Grid-Based Design Projects32
Historical Interlude: The Seeds of Deconstruction112
Exploring Other Options: A Guide to Grid Deconstruction and
Nonstructural Design Approaches120
Exhibits: Grid Deconstructions and Non-Grid-Based Projects128
App.: Index of Contributors204
App.: Bibliography207
App.: Acknowledgements208
App.: About the Author208

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