Making and Breaking the Grid
, 2002 - Design
- 207 pages
The first section, Making the Grid, begins with an exposition of basic grid types, illustrating and defining the most common ones used in traditional design work. A selection of relevant projects shows how these grids organize information appropriate to each application and can provide a framework for composition.
The second part of the book, Breaking the Grid, focuses on designs that challenge grid-based notions of organization. A brief discussion addressing the breaking down of structure is followed by a second set of relevant projects - this time, showing the grid reworked or discarded in favor of alternative compositional approaches.
Working designers and students alike will find this book a valuable reference, as well as a source of inspiration for new approaches to laying out their projects.