Explore three reasons why grids are important: history, rhythm, and constraint.
- Before we dive into designing with grids in InDesign, … I'd like to say a few words … about why I think grids are important. … Grids and proportions have long been used … in art and architecture. … This is a page from the book … Universal Principles of Design, … showing the importance of the golden ratio … in nature, the human form, … architecture, and product design. … The history of grids in graphic design … goes back to the early twentieth century, … when they were adopted as part … of the design philosophy of influential art movements, … like Constructivism, DeStijl, … the Bauhaus, and the New Typography. … After the chaos and devastation of the second world war, … the structure the grids offered was very compelling, … and a grid-based approach was taken up … by what became known as the International Typographic Style. … Throughout the history of graphic design, … there have always been those who favored … a more random approach, the Futurists and Dadaists. … More recently, punk style and grunge style. …
- Why grids matter
- Setting up a modular grid
- Determining margins, page size, and aspect ratio
- Creating a baseline grid
- Creating a cap height grid
- Text wraps and grids
- Object styles and grid
- Using the Gridify feature
- Breaking your grid with images
- Shaping text frames
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
1. Grids: An Overview
2. Setting Up a Grid
3. Using a Baseline Grid in InDesign
4. Grid-Related InDesign Tools and Features
5. Breaking the Grid
6. Third-Party Grid Tools
Grid Calculator Pro6m 31s
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