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Great for the beginner and intermediate design looking for clear writing with lot’s of visuals on how to utilize grids in good design.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Helps with layouts and the many parts of putting a design together successfully. Lynch Limited preview – Dont believe the hype. Mar 16, Leonard Houx rated it it was ok Shelves: Published May 1st by Rockport Publishers first published January 1st Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive Conclusion As an introduction to grid-design, Making and Breaking the Grid does its job.

The Book The book is basically divided into 2 parts. In the first few pages Making and Breaking the Grid, by Timothy Samara, is an analysis of the construction and deconstruction of grid-based designs. Nov 21, Felicity rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas.

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

In the first few pages the reader will be immersed into the historical facts surrounding the development of the grid-based design. Indeed, I am highly tempted to start rendering Sketch symbols for each of the grids Samara points to, breajing for no other reason than my own desire to see just what a nonorthogonal grid deconstruction would look like in browser.


Not as great as I was expecting. Web Style Guide, 3rd edition Patrick J. What this book does do is show through multiple examples taken from real publications how a grid is used to organize in This book makes an effort to demonstrate how grid systems are used to organize information brfaking print, and how you can break away from the grid to create more interest.

Sep 29, Abbas Malek Hosseini rated it it was amazing. His year career in branding and information design has explored projects in print, packaging, environments, user interface design, and animation. Text reveals top designers’ work in process and rationale.

A Graphic Design Layout Workshop. Creating a design from scratch can be daunting when you have a blank screen or sheet of paper, but grif becomes much easier when you start to work from a grid. Jan 23, J.

Jan 05, Lauren rated it really liked it. I would I am not a designer.

No trivia brea,ing quizzes yet. 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. Sep 03, Mellie rated it really liked it. As always, great examples showcased and solid substance throughout.

Trivia About Making and Breaki He has been a senior art director at Ruder Finn, New York’s largest public relations firm, and senior art director at Pettistudio, a small multidisciplinary design firm.


Making and Breaking the Grid by Samara, Timothy

The content here is precise, clear enough for beginners and a good read for advanced designers. This book was actually really interesting and easy to read, which is something that I don’t often get to say about design books. Aug 15, R. 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.

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

There’s certainly plenty of take-homes from this book, but not many of the case studies have aged well especially the websites.

Making and Breaking the Grid

It seems more appropriate for a lay person with a general interest or specific need. But I sometimes have to play one at work. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x May 27, Happy-wanderer rated it really liked it.

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