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A more advanced look at different types of grids with beautiful examples. The commentary on the projects never offers any additional insight that could be gained by interviews with the designer or anything further than what’s visible to the attentive reader. Description For designers working in breaiing medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element.

Making and Breaking the Samqra, by Timothy Samara, is an analysis of the construction and deconstruction of grid-based designs. For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element.

Mar 12, michaelben rated it liked it. A Graphic Design Layout Workshop. Text reveals grif designers’ work in process and rationale.

Indeed, I am highly tempte Tremendously helpful text for all designers, beeaking those unfamiliar with the historical evolution of the grid.

Dec 02, Rita Christine rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 20, Reid rated it liked it. The highlight of the book, without any doubt, is the showcase of designs. Conclusion As an introduction maming grid-design, Making and Breaking the Grid does its job.

Nov 21, Felicity rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Each of them with its own grid style — column, modular grid, etc. Pages and pages of great artwork from different decades and styles. The Best Books of Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in beeaking design practice.

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Creating a design from scratch can be daunting when you have a blank screen or sheet of paper, but it becomes samar easier when you start to work from a grid. As always, great examples showcased and solid substance throughout. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas.

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The feel of the digital postmodern anarchy in the designs is almost tangible. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Mar 06, Michael Sirbu rated it liked it. 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.

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

This book was recommended in an ‘introduction to graphic design’ class. I am certain my work was better for having used it, and it will stay on the shelf for future reference.

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Thanks for telling us about the problem. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Must read for junior designers especially. 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.

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Concepts and styles are illustrated in a simple yet effective way and the examples are spot on.

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. 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.

Samara’s book gives the reader a comprehensive historical context in which both grid base practices and deconstruction samaara the grid were developed. This did help in later sections in the discussion of specific layout and design examples.

Want to Read saving…. Furthermore the examples in Breaking the grid section did not age well. Refresh and try again. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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 for people that already know how to use the grid but try to challenge their practices.