Making and Breaking the Grid

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Rockport Publishers, 2002 - Design - 207 pages
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Without a clear, balanced layout, even the most interesting information is likely to be ignored. But balance doesn't have to mean boring, as cutting-edge designers are showing with exciting new deconstructionist looks. Making and Breaking the Grid is both a practical workshop in traditional layout design and a bold and inspirational guide to breaking the rules. In the first part of the book, designers learn the basics of working with layout grids for all types of projects, including advertisements, books, posters, and invitations. Once they've mastered that process, the fun begins--and the second part of the book shows how to deconstruct the grid to create edgier, more interesting work. Bringing the common yet critical element of layout to new levels of innovation, this much-needed book gives designers the license and the means to break away from convention and create work that is unique and fresh--yet effective and user-friendly.

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This was a college requirement that I've liked so much that I use now as a freelance designer. It's important information all graphic artists should be aware of. I've even asked my front-end web developer husband to read it and he found it helpful as well. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Timothy Samara is a graphic designer based in New York City, where he divides his time between teaching, writing, lecturing, and freelance consulting through STIM Visual Communication. His 18-year career in branding and information design has explored projects in print, packaging, environments, user interface design, and animation. He has been a senior art director at Ruder Finn, New York's largest public relations firm, and senior art director at Pettistudio, a small multidisciplinary design firm. Before relocating to Manhattan, he was principal of Physiologic in Syracuse, located in upstate New York. In 1990, he graduated a Trustee Scholar from the Graphic Design program at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Mr. Samara is a faculty member at New York's School of Visual Arts, New York University, Purchase College/SUNY, and The New School, and has published six books on design and typography, all through Rockport Publishers: "Making and Breaking the Grid"; "Typography Workbook"; "Publication Design Workbook"; "Type Style Finder"; "Design Elements"; and, most recently, "Design Evolution", released in January 2008. Mr. Samara and his partner live in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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