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Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice. He’s also the author of The Typography Workbook Rockport Pedro Ribeiro rated it really liked it.
Making and Breaking the Grid: Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive The last section covered working outside of the grid concept under the premise you have to understand the rules before you flout them. Account Options Sign znd. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational ajd that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas.
I wish this were a textbook in our class and not just one my teacher lent me. I am not a designer. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This was a college requirement that I’ve liked so much that I use now as a freelance designer.
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. His year career in branding and information design has explored projects in print, packaging, environments, user interface design, and animation.
Making and Breaking the Grid, by Timothy Samara, is an analysis of the construction and deconstruction of grid-based designs. So much postmodern graphic design from the 80s and 90s just looks tacky now. Rockport has really set the bar for design books within the past few years, and this one is no exception. Published May 1st by Rockport Publishers first published January 1st Mar 07, Dan rated it it was amazing.
I’ve even asked my front-end web developer husband to read it and he found it helpful as well. Jan 23, J. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I love this book because it gives you so many options and ideas regardless of the media you are working with. Jan 24, Michelle Pereira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Timothy Samara. Sep 03, Mellie rated it really liked it. I bought this book for class, but I keep it around because it is great to look at when I am working on a design project and need a little inspiration grid-wise.
Mar 20, Nikki rated it it was amazing.
Tremendously helpful text for all designers, particularly those tlmothy with the historical evolution of the grid. This book has an extensive gallery of projects for comparison’s sake, but very limited instruction and some history which goes by too fast and too much like a parade of facts to possibly sink in. The next chapter the author slows down the pace and starts a workshop about grid design. Effective aamara is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.
Although all the examples are from the field of print design, this is a very good starting point to understand the grid and how it can be used in different ways. The highlight of the book, without any doubt, is the showcase of designs. 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.
May 27, Happy-wanderer rated it really liked it.
Helps with everything involving a grid, especially helpful with editorial work. Lists with This Book. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest tlmothy easily. Aug 24, Kelvin added it.
Then the showcase begins.
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Before relocating to Manhattan, he was principal of Physiologic in Syracuse, located in upstate New York. Oct 15, Kieran rated it did not like it. The content here is precise, clear enough for beginners and a good read for advanced designers.
The feel of the digital postmodern anarchy in the designs is almost tangible.
Concepts and styles are illustrated in a simple yet effective way and the examples are spot on. But I sometimes have to play one at work.