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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 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 Details

ISBN: 9781592531257
ISBN-10: 1592531253
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 230mm x 19mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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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.

Books By Author Timothy Samara

Making and Breaking the Grid by Timothy Samara

Making and Breaking the Grid

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