Grid Systems In Graphic Design — A Must Read For Every Graphic Designer
Grid Systems In Graphic Design is a visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three-dimensional designers. The publication was first published in 1981 and is one of the most important books in the field of graphic design and typography. Since the 1980s, the grid systems outlined in this book have helped designers to organise graphic elements, and have become a world wide standard.
Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914−1996) studied architecture, design and history of art in Zurich and worked as a graphic designer and teacher. His work is recognised for its simple designs and his clean use of fonts, shapes and colors, which still inspire many graphic designers throughout the world today. A key part of Müller-Brockmann's approach to design involved the use of the typographic grid. This publication is a design masterpiece and the definitive book on grid systems, offering great insight into the use and development of the grid.
Müller-Brockmann provides a concise and constructive framework for design and layout. This book will help you understand the principles of good design, grid systems and typography. Grid Systems In Graphic Design will teach you the importance of order, geometry and symmetry in graphic design. It will help improve your layout skills by teaching you how to use images and typography effectively. Only through the use of the grid systems outlined in this book are designers better suited to discover a solution for design problems that are functional, logical and aesthetically pleasing.
“The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.”
— Josef Muller-Brockmann
The exceptionally high standard of the book's content, methods and design makes the reader truly appreciate the beauty and power of the grid. Grid Systems In Graphic Design is a timeless classic that belongs on every designer's bookshelf. It is a publication that should be read and revisited often.
Grid Systems In Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers
Niggli Verlag Publishers
RRP: $80.00 AUD
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