A grid system is a rigid framework that is supposed to help graphic designers in the meaningful, logical and consistent organization of information on a page. It is an established tool that is used by print and web designers to create well-structured, balanced designs. Rudimentary versions of grid systems existed since the medieval times, but a group of Swiss graphic designers, mostly inspired in ideas from typographical literature started building a more rigid and coherent system for page layout. The core of these ideas were first presented by Müller-Brockmann who helped to spread the knowledge about the grids thorough the world. This volume provides guidelines and rules for the function and use for grid systems from 8 to 32 grid fields which can be used for the most varied of projects, the three-dimensional grid being treated as well. Exact directions for using all of the grid systems possibe presented are given to the user, showing examples of working correctly on a conceptual level.
- Publisher : Niggli Verlag; Bilingual edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language : German, English
- Hardcover : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9783721201451
- ISBN-13 : 978-3721201451
- Item Weight : 2.51 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.39 x 0.79 x 11.81 inches