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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

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This one-of-a-kind go-to reference for designers covers all of the important layout and design skills required to thrive in this competitive business. It provides significant insight into strategy and business while working in the real world with real clients, starting with fundamental knowledge of layout principles before digging more deeply into theory and application on a project-by-project basis, with fun and practical application.

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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

The basic layout and design skills required to thrive in this cutthroat market are thoroughly covered in this one-of-a-kind, go-to handbook for designers. It starts with fundamental knowledge on layout concepts before digging more thoroughly into theory and implementation on a project-by-project basis. With fun and practical application, it gives important insight into strategy and business while working in the real world with real clients.

This manual provides a behind-the-scenes look at the full process and processes required to move from concept to final output, including how to overcome problems offered along the way. It is illustrated with real-world assignments and case studies.

“Just as in nature, systems of order govern the growth and structure of animate and inanimate matter, so human activity itself has, since the earliest times, been distinguished by the quest for order… The desire to bring order to the bewildering confusion of appearances reflects a deep human need.”
—Josef Müller-Brockmann,
Grid Systems in Graphic Design

As human beings, it is in our nature to seek order when we are presented with new information, in an attempt to sort and classify that information quickly. This action is paramount to our understanding of what is being presented. When a graphic designer—whose primary goal is to communicate effectively—is faced with making the complicated easily understood and the conceptual visually realized, it becomes obvious that layouts

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

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2 reviews for Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

  1. Michelle Green

    This book on Modernist page design is well-documented. This book is enormous!!!

  2. Lucca Liberal

    Every other book out there is full of gimmicks and those tacky “infographic” resumes, so I was seeking for one to aid with my industrial design portfolio. The book is only a little over 1 centimeter thick. Professional examples are used, and the examples are extremely well written. I do wish there had been a little more clarification on a few points, such as the statement that “Designers will frequently employ mathematics to establish margin based on the picture to white space.” I was motivated to learn more about it by it.

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