- When you start working with grids,…you start seeing them everywhere.…Just like I have an album on my computer…for color palettes, and another for design inspiration,…I have one for grids.…When I need that little kick, I'll visit these examples.…It's not about copying,…but thinking differently than I normally do.…If I find something interesting,…I'm not gonna try to recreate the grid exactly,…I just need to get the gist of the structure.…I find this to be a great exercise.…Understanding how something is built under the hood.…
I found this magazine in an old bookstore…and immediately bought it.…I love the order and chaos, combined.…How can so many little birds look so organized?…When I built the grid over it,…I discovered that it was a simple square, modular grid.…One of my favorite designers is Ken Briggs,…who did beautiful posters for the…National Theatre in London.…He had an incredible sense of scale,…and the ability to create excitement…with a limited typographic palette.…Once the grid is clear, I can find how the poster…
- Why grids and proportions?
- The elements of a grid
- The types of grids
- Designing a master grid
- Asymmetrical vs. symmetrical grids
- Working with column and modular grids
- Managing multiple grids
- Designing posters with a grid
- Using grids in other design projects
Skill Level Beginner
2. The Pieces
4. Publications and Magazines
6. Other Formats
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