Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type by Kimberly ElamGrid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type by Kimberly Elam

Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type

byKimberly Elam

Paperback | July 28, 2015

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Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formulaic solutions. However, the belief that all great design is nonetheless based on grid systems (even if only subverted ones) suggests that few designers truly understand the complexities and potential riches of grid composition.In her best-selling Geometry of Design, Elam shows how proportion, symmetry, and other geometrical systems underlie many of the visual relationships that make for good design. Now, Elam brings the same keen eye and clear explanations to bear on the most prevalent, and maybe least understood, system of visual organization: the grid.Filled with extensive research and more than 100 informative examples from the Bauhaus to Nike ads, Grid Systems provides a rich, easy-to-understand overview and demonstrates a step-by-step approach to typographic composition. It suggests design strategies that transcend simple function and reductionist recipes to allow grids to become a means of truly dynamic communication. Any designer, educator, or student will benefit greatly from this elegant slim book, chock-a-block full of colorful examples, helpful vellum overlays, and Elam's insightful analysis.
Kimberly Elam is chairperson of the Graphic and Interactive Communication Department at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
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Title:Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing TypeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.36 × 7.04 × 0.46 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1568984650

ISBN - 13:9781568984650

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little dry but great for referencing It doesn't so much teach you the why but more of the what or how. Great for quick referencing and guide.
Date published: 2017-06-28