Date of issue: 1 May Description of the book "Making and Breaking the Grid: A Layout Design Workshop": 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. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system PDF that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas.
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Shelves: list , design Tremendously helpful text for all designers, particularly those unfamiliar with the historical evolution of the grid. 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. Indeed, I am highly Tremendously helpful text for all designers, particularly those unfamiliar with the historical evolution of the grid. Indeed, I am highly tempted to start rendering Sketch symbols for each of the grids Samara points to, if for no other reason than my own desire to see just what a nonorthogonal grid deconstruction would look like in browser.
Good to flip through, but I was looking for more of a manual on good grid practices. Oct 15, Kieran rated it did not like it outdated and useless full of bad designs. 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 and a bit of critical reflection. Furthermore the examples in Breaking the grid section did not age well. The feel of the digital postmodern anarchy in the designs is almost tangible.
There are a few good ones but the typographic structure of majority of them is This book tries to show you too many things in too little space. There are a few good ones but the typographic structure of majority of them is questionable at best.
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