Join Sean Adams for an in-depth discussion in this video Symmetrical grids, part of Foundations of Layout and Composition: Grids.
- Books with large amounts of continuous text,…or similar images are a good candidate…for a symmetrical grid.…These are usually the simplest grid structures…with one column.…The same grid is duplicated…in mirror form on the opposite page.…Working with a simple symmetrical structure can create…a classic and elegant solution.…It can also be dull and gray as each page is basically…a big block of gray text.…
A grid centered on a page with identical,…and small margins will create a big, bland block of content.…In this example, however, the negative space of the margins,…and placement of headlines, can create a dynamic structure.…Following classical proportions,…1.5, 2, 3, 4,…with ample margins, creates more tension simply…by not resting in the exact middle of a page.…
The text is scaled to be the width of the column.…A good rule to remember, is not exceed 52 characters…with any line length.…Any longer, and the reader will give up.…The headlines can also create a dynamic.…The scale and typeface can be used to create…a dynamic relationship with the text.…
- 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
Foundations of Layout and Compositionwith Sean Adams1h 35m Beginner
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