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Grid Systems in Graphic Design / Josef Müller-Brockmann

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A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers

From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive text on using grid systems in graphic design. Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914−1996), who studied architecture, design, and the history of art in Zurich while working as a graphic designer and teaching, first presented his interpretation of the grid in 1961. He wrote, “The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.”

This volume, with examples on how to work correctly at a conceptual level and exact instructions for using all of the systems (8 to 32 fields, as well as three-dimensional grids), provides a crystal-clear framework for problem-solving that remains relevant today. Exact directions for using all of the grid systems possible are provided. Grid Systems in Graphic Design is a classic, widely considered one of the most important books in the field for more than fifty years.

Published by Niggli, 2016
10th revised edition

In German and English

Hardcover, 176 pages, 356 illustrations, 8.5 × 12 inches

ISBN: 978-3-7212-0145-1