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Nov 17, Amanda Farough rated it really liked it Shelves: Good detail and elaboration on the classic Allen Hurlburt book.

Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type by Kimberly Elam

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The best of its kind. I would recomended to study and exercise the studys with the samples provided, to get sense of composition and hierarchy.

A great intro into the concepts of design. Oct 22, jonathan berger rated it liked it. Feb 09, Leonard Houx rated it liked it Shelves: Principles of organizing type Design briefs: Aug 09, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: Her most recent book, Typographic Systems, Rules for Organizing Type Princeton Architectural Press,presents an innovative series of nontraditional, rule-based, visual language systems for typographic composition. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Skip to main content. Brocnure for Die Neue Typogreptiic. I would have liked there to be more design critiques – there were a handful of examples where they ‘fixed’ bad design. Fairly elementary, but good as far as the limited content on offer went. Also I loved the overlay pages, where they had reproductions of real life products book layouts, posters, programs with a transparent sheet over it marking the grid lines to show you how it was laid out. Marie rated it really liked it Aug 07, Dec 05, Kirtan rated it really liked it.

Filled with extensive research and more than informative examples, this is a rich, easy-to-understand overview. The most magnificent part is the construction of the book itself with meticulously drawn grid-overlays of respected designs.

Grid Systems : Principles of Organizing Type by Kimberly Elam (2004, Paperback)

Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Oct 22, Mike Williams rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Aug 19, Patricia rated it liked it Recommends it for: Choose a category to browse Grrid, the belief that all great design is nonetheless based on grid systems even if only subverted ones suggests that few designers truly understand the complexities Show More Show Less.

About this product Synopsis A guide to typographic composition for designers, with plentiful 20th century examples. This le A very strange book. However, the belief that all great design is nonetheless based on grid systems even if only subverted ones suggests that few designers truly understand the complexities and potential riches of grid composition.


Her first book, Expressive Typography, Word as Image Van Systek Reinhold, identifies and analyzes methods by which words can transcend didactic meaning and become images.

Selected pages Title Page. Principles of Organizing Type. This book shows many examples of text laid out in grids, but does little to explain why they are laid out in that manner.

Grod and try again. A great book for web designers! Jul 17, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: It changed the way I worked! Each example is overlaid with a translucent sheet that exposes its visual organization. Account Options Sign in. Design principles such as negative space, The Law of Thirds, area of emphasis and elements such as line, shape, form contrast, color are dealt with in this book.

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Overall, this book could give you some ideas, but leave you wondering what the purpose is. A very strange book. In her best-selling Geometry of DesignElam shows how proportion, symmetry, and other geometrical systems underlie many of the visual relationships that make for good design.

An excellent read that is a must-have for any design student. Nov 05, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: