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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jan 24, Michelle Pereira rated it it was amazing Shelves: The last section covered working outside of the grid concept under the premise you have to understand the rules before you flout them.

Aside from this critical information, the book fulfils its propose of understanding how grid breakingg and also tries to categorise deconstruction practices, which is more than useful for people that already know how to use the grid but try timlthy challenge their practices.

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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. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively bre For designers working timothj every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element.

Oct 09, Roger rated it it was ok. This book was recommended in an ‘introduction to graphic design’ class. Lists with This Book. Pedro Ribeiro rated it really liked it. I am certain my work was better for having used it, and it will stay on the shelf for future reference.

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Sep 14, Amanna added it. I am not a designer. I would I am not a designer. The next chapter the sqmara slows down the pace and starts a workshop about grid design. Jan 05, Lauren rated it really liked it. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.

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Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout rgid workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects. Dec 23, Tejas rated it really liked breakinng. Samara’s book gives the reader a comprehensive historical context in which both grid base practices makingg deconstruction of the grid were developed.

Helps with everything involving a grid, especially helpful with editorial work. Oct 26, Mauricio Villamayor rated it really liked it. Making and Breaking the Grid, by Timothy Samara, is an analysis of the construction and deconstruction of grid-based designs. But then again, this is not a history book.

Making and Breaking the Grid : A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Organization of the book itself is quite impressive. The history sections were way too dense to read. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that gdid 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.

Samara’s framing chapter about the Machine Aesthetic, Constructivism, the Bauhaus, the Basel School, and the Corporate Grid is particularly well-written and useful for designers to consult and internalize.

Sep 29, Abbas Malek Hosseini rated it it was amazing.

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When I first signed up for Graphic Design in college, I did not really know much about typography, nor did really I get it when teachers tried to explain.

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. There was some interesting historical information like that Emil Ruder was one of the first designers to break the gridbut I was disappointed to learn very little about how to actually use or not use grids.

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As always, great examples showcased and solid substance throughout. Then the showcase begins.

Making and Breaking the Grid

The first part provides a very quick overview of the history of the grid, which was interesting on its own. In the first few pages the reader will be immersed into the historical facts surrounding the development of the grid-based ggid. Mar breakingg, Michael Sirbu rated it liked it. Description and comments explain how it was used and the effect generated by it.

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 applies to real-world projects.

He lives in New York’s Chelsea district. For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element. Description For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element.

So much postmodern graphic design from the 80s and 90s just looks tacky now. Looking for beautiful books? Conclusion As an introduction to grid-design, Making and Breaking the Grid does its job.

Must read for junior designers especially. I wish When I first signed up for Graphic Design in college, I did not really know much about typography, nor did really I get it when teachers tried to explain.

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara

There are a few good ones but the typographic structure mxking majority of them is questionable at best. He’s also the author of The Typography Workbook Rockport Refresh and try again.

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