Making and Breaking the Grid
A Layout Design Workshop New edition
By (author) Timothy Samara
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Making and Breaking the Grid by Timothy Samara
Book DescriptionFor 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 to effectively break the rules of grid-based design one must first understand those rules and see them applied 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 summarise the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592531257
(280mm x 230mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Timothy Samara
Design Elements, Paperback (May 2014)
This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Now updated and expanded!
Drawing for Graphic Design, Paperback (June 2012)
Here is a complete, comprehensive drawing reference for design students and professionals alike who want to implement drawing as a professional tool.
Graphic Designer's Essential Reference, Paperback (October 2011)
By comparing the designer to a chef, author Timothy Samara, walks readers through the ingredients, tools, and techniques it takes to create successful design recipes.
Designer's Graphic Stew, Hardback (February 2010)» View all books by Timothy Samara
Under the witty and metaphorical guise of a high-end cookbook,the author will provide visual "ingredients," such as grid structures, folios, border devices, type treatments,abstract graphic elements, and so on, categorized stylistically and functionally.
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Author Biography - Timothy Samara
Timothy Samara is a graphic designer and educator based in New York City, where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He's also the author of Typography Workbook (Rockport 2004). He lives in New York's Chelsea district.
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