Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids (Google eBook)

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Rockport Publishers, Feb 1, 2009 - Design - 208 pages
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Adhering to certain layout and grids standards and principles is important for any job from brochures, to annual reports, to posters, to websites, to publications. However, knowing how to bend the rules and make certain grids work for the job at hand takes skill. This book will outline and demonstrate basic layout/grid guidelines and rules through 100 entries including choosing the a typeface for the project, striving for rhythm and balance with type, combining typefaces, using special characters and kerning and legibility. These essentials of grid design are critical to the success of any job.

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User Review  - Jonellys Maldonado - Goodreads

I loved this book! It has tons of useful information along with pictures. I would definitely recommend this book to other graphic design students :) Read full review

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User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

The actual suggestions weren't that useful - mostly common sense, really. Plenty of examples, though, which served as great inspiration. Read full review


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Beth Tondreau owns and serves as creative director of BTD Design in New York. Prior to establishing BTD in 1985, she was design director of Viking/Penguin.

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