MAKING AND BREAKING THE GRID TIMOTHY SAMARA PDF

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Description For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element.

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

The book includes an interesting but brief history lesson about “the grid” in publications, but it’s not as in-depth of a book either in information presented or in offering skill building exercises as I had hoped. Want to Read saving…. The accompanying text for individual examples tends to be too shallow and descriptive, it would be much better off with fewer examples and more in depth case studies and a bit of critical reflection.

Book ratings by Goodreads. It seems more appropriate for a lay person with a general interest or specific need. Also included are braeking overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in timohhy design practice. I wish this were a textbook in our class and not just one my teacher lent me. There’s certainly plenty of take-homes from this book, but not many of the case studies have aged well especially the websites.

A Graphic Design Layout Workshop. What this book does do is show through multiple examples taken from real publications how a grid grrid used to organize in This book makes an effort to demonstrate how grid systems are used to organize information in print, and how you can break away from the grid to create more interest.

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 timotny.

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Indeed, I am highly tempted to start rendering Sketch symbols for each of the grids Samara points to, if for no other reason than my own desire to see just what a nonorthogonal grid deconstruction would look like in browser. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applied in real-world projects.

Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. I am certain my work anr better brezking having used it, and it will stay on the shelf for future reference.

Organization of the book itself is quite impressive. There are a few breakig ones but the typographic structure of majority of them is questionable at best.

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I met the author of this book and did a workshop with him in West Virginia. Samara’s book gives the reader a comprehensive historical context in which both grid base practices and deconstruction of the grid were developed.

For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element. I would be surprised if this book was of value to a trained professional. They usually only tick one of those boxes. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development braeking layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern tiimothy practice. He’s also the author of The Typography Workbook Rockport In the first few pages the reader will be immersed into the historical facts surrounding the development of the grid-based design.

Great to get some ideas on how to layout your own grids. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with saara innovative design but to digest information easily.

Oct 15, Kieran rated it did not like it. Open Preview See a Problem? The Best Books of Description and comments explain how it was used and the effect generated by it. Definitely a must-have on brfaking designer library.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Trivia About Making and Breaki Mar 20, Nikki rated it it was amazing.

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. Dec 23, Tejas rated it really liked it.

Making and Breaking the Grid

While Making and Breaking the Grid was written to be used primarily for designers working in print, digital designers will gain a lot from reading it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This book makes an effort to demonstrate how grid systems are used to organize information in print, and how you can break away from the grid to create more interest. Friend rated it really liked it Shelves: Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice. Text reveals top designers’ work in process and rationale. Dec 16, Erika Mulvenna rated it liked it Shelves: He lives in New York’s Chelsea district.

The first part provides a very quick overview of the history of the grid, which was interesting on its own. Aside from this critical information, the book fulfils its propose of understanding how grid works and also tries to categorise deconstruction practices, which is more than useful makint people that already know how to use the grid but try to challenge their practices.