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Making and breaking the grid : a graphic design layout workshop

Author: Timothy Samara
Publisher: Gloucester, MA : Rockport Publishers, 2005., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Samara
ISBN: 1592531253 9781592531257 1564968936 9781564968937
OCLC Number: 59281876
Description: 207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Thoughts on structure : an introduction --
Using this book --
Making the grid. Coming to order: a brief history of the grid in modern graphic design --
Grid basics: a workshop in structural designing --
Exhibits: grid-based design projects --
Breaking the grid. Historical interlude: the seeds of deconstruction --
Exploring other options: a guide to grid deconstruction and nonstructural design approaches --
Exhibits: grid deconstructions and non-grid-based projects --
Appendices.
Responsibility: written, compiled, and designed by Timothy Samara.

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Without a clear, balanced layout, even the most interesting information is likely to be ignored, but balance doesn't have to mean boring. This text aims to be both a practical workshop in traditional  Read more...

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