- Once I've designed my grid on the master page,…I now have a master grid and format for my book.…The grid is applied to every page in the document.…Now it's time to add the content and see if it works.…Books have very specific requirements for content.…I know it may sound stuffy, but these…exist to help the reader.…The content at the beginning of…the book is called front matter.…This includes the half title, title page,…library of congress CIP data, contents, forward,…and introduction; in that order.…
This content is laid out using the grid as a guide.…I work with consistent type sizes and try…to determine one primary hang line for my content.…Next, the text pages.…This is the main body of the book.…These may include chapter pages, foot notes,…images, and captions.…I place the content within the grid based on…consistent usage, such as all text is two columns wide…and all captions are one column wide.…
Images can be placed within the column structure.…Use the entire text area or bleed off all four sides,…depending on the content.…
- 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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