Making and Breaking the Grid

Making and Breaking the Grid

A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Book - 2005
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Grand Central Pub
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.

Publisher: Gloucester, MA : Rockport Publishers, 2005., c2002.
Edition: 1st paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781592531257
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.


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Jan 22, 2018

This book seems to have tons of good information, HOWEVER it is made to 'show off' design with no regard for legibility. As a result, the ebook edition is very hard to read. Low contrast letters with background textures, etc. On top of that if you want to read it you have to download another program (no pdf or online reading option) and then zooming into the information is difficult. What may be a joy to read on paper is a frustrating slog digitally.


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