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The Book The book is basically divided into 2 parts. There are a few good ones but the typographic structure of majority of them is questi This book tries to show you too many things in too little space. Another great design book.

Making and Breaking the Grid : A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of But then again, this is not a history book. Anf May 1st by Rockport Publishers first published January 1st Great to get some ideas on how to layout your own grids. Feb 11, David Skorepa rated it it was amazing. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

The accompanying text for individual examples tends to be too shallow and descriptive, it would be much better off with fewer examples and more in depth case studies grir a bit of critical reflection.

Rockport has really set the bar for design books within the past few years, and this one is no exception. The next chapter the author slows down the pace and starts a workshop about grid design. The last section covered working outside of the grid concept under the premise you have to understand the rules before you flout them. This book was tne really interesting and easy to read, which is something that Snd don’t often get to say about design books.


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Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

The Best Books of This book makes an effort to demonstrate how grid systems are used to organize information in print, and how you can break away from the grid to create more timlthy. Looking for beautiful books? Mar 16, Leonard Houx rated it it was ok Shelves: Then the showcase begins.

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May 27, Happy-wanderer rated it really liked it. Jan 24, Michelle Pereira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tremendously helpful text for all designers, particularly those unfamiliar with the historical evolution of the grid.

Helps with layouts and the many parts of putting a design together successfully. He’s also the author of The Typography Workbook Rockport Jan 23, J. This did help in later sections in the discussion of specific layout and design examples. This book tries to show you too many things in too little space. It seems more appropriate for a lay person with a general interest or specific need.


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The highlight of the book, without any doubt, is the showcase of designs. A more advanced look at different types of grids with beautiful examples.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Aug 23, Giegie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 23, Tejas rated it really liked it. While Making and Breaking the Grid was written to be used primarily for designers working in print, digital designers will gain a lot from reading it. Account Options Sign in. Text reveals top designers’ work in process and rationale. I am not a designer.

I wish this were a textbook in our class and not just one my teacher lent me. And yes, the graphic-designer speak gets somewhat irritating. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x The first one about the creation of the grid-based designs and its usage. This proves how you can follow rules and think outside the box.

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I rgid this book because it gives you so many options and ideas regardless of the media you are working with.