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Samara and his partner live in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

Tremendously helpful text for all designers, particularly those unfamiliar with the historical evolution of the grid. May 18, Pedro de Albuquerque Borges rated it really liked it. I love this book because it gives you so many options and ideas regardless of the media you are working with. Jan 24, Michelle Pereira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 06, Michael Sirbu rated it liked it. And yes, the graphic-designer speak gets somewhat irritating.

The commentary on the projects never offers any additional insight that could be gained by interviews with the designer or anything further than what’s visible to the attentive reader.

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Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure msking.

Making and Breaking the Grid : A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Sep 29, Abbas Malek Hosseini rated it it was amazing. There’s certainly plenty of take-homes from this book, but not many of the case mkaing have aged well especially the websites. The feel of the digital postmodern anarchy in the designs is almost tangible. What this book does do is show through multiple examples taken from real publications how a grid is used to organize information on a page, both in a traditional and non-traditional way.

Description 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.

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Rockport PublishersMay 1, – Design – yimothy. For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The history sections were way too dense to read. A Graphic Design Layout Workshop.

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.

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Great for the beginner and intermediate design looking for clear writing with lot’s of visuals makung how to utilize grids in good design.

Published May 1st by Rockport Publishers first published January 1st For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element.

Return to Book Page. Not as great as I was expecting. Sep 14, Amanna added it. Dont believe the hype.

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It’s important information all graphic artists should be aware of. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively bre For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element.

Text reveals top designers’ work in process and rationale.