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She has written extensively about graphic design and design education. Each example is overlaid with a translucent sheet that exposes its visual organization. Feb 13, steph rated it liked it.
The Grid System » Kimberly Elam
Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formulaic solutions.
The text can get heavily jargoned, but there are ample examples to get you through what she means. Principles of Organizing Type. Any designer, educator, or student will benefit greatly from this elegant slim book, chock-a-block full of colorful examples, helpful vellum overlays, kimberlh Elam’s insightful analysis. It changed the way I worked! Published August 12th by Princeton Architectural Press.
Marie rated it really liked it Aug 07, Grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, and this new text shows how to apply them in a creative way. Dec 05, Kirtan rated it really liked it.
No trivia or quizzes yet. I think of this book as a well-composed and very clear introduction to working with grids.
Grid Systems : Principles of Organizing Type by Kimberly Elam (2004, Paperback)
Princeton Architectural PressAug 12, – Design – pages. Essential reading for graphic designers. 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. See details for additional description. Her first book, Kibmerly Typography, Word as Image Van Nostrand Reinhold, identifies and analyzes methods by which words can transcend didactic meaning and become images.
Account Options Sign in. Principles of organizing type Design briefs: Packaging should be the same as shstems is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Negetive Spece end Grouping. Her current work focuses on the development of a series of innovative ebooks and print-on-demand books for design education on her website, www.
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. Brocnure for Die Neue Typogreptiic. A competent but joyless primer, there’s little besides a thorough!
Refresh and try again. Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formulaic solutions. Chris rated it really liked it Mar 24, It doesn’t seem to be written as much as collected and assembled, but the attentive reader will still gleam some knowledge and inspiration from this book.
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This book is fantastic for the budding graphic designer that is struggling with how to communicate effectively with text blocks, hierarchy, tension, and locking of graphical elements. Principles of Organizing Type Design brief. Friend rated it really liked it Shelves: Kimberly ElamSystejs Elam.
The transparent overlays on real examples were a nice touch. Now, Elam brings the same keen eye and clear explanations to bear on the most prevalent, and maybe least understood, system of visual organization: If you are into typography, you are likely familiar with the grid.
Ilidio rated it liked it Mar 22, I do wish someone else would explain a bit more to me all the compositons un detail, as I think I did get pass them to quickly to study them properly.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. About this product Synopsis A guide to typographic composition for designers, with plentiful 20th century examples. It suggests design strategies that transcend simple function and reductionist recipes to allow grids to become a means of truly dynamic communication. Skip to main content.