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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 10, Aaron rated it liked it. Oddly, this isn't the page-turner I expected. I tried to like this. I know it's important, every designer should read it, etc. That said, I found it outdated and less than captivating. A landmark publication when it came out, I hoped it would help out my sense of composition and add clarity to everything I create.
No such luck for me. View all 5 comments. Mar 15, Jeff rated it really liked it. This was definitely written by a German in the 60s. Some very useful ideas, especially for people just getting into design. Rules are good. I just wish the latest edition of the book, published in , would have included some less dated examples.
I'm sure I'll be able to find some current examples of the grid system on the Internet. Aug 15, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: art-design. Grid Systems in Graphic Design is a timeless classic that belongs on every designer and designer wannabee's bookshelf. Ripe with visual examples, the book doesn't only provide you with a practical framework for design and layout for anything you might be working on web, print, application development This book dissolves a lot Grid Systems in Graphic Design is a timeless classic that belongs on every designer and designer wannabee's bookshelf.
This book dissolves a lot of challenges one faces in layout work and eliminates confusion both for designers and the clients of their finished work. Things will inherently make more sense and the designer's workflow becomes simplified for the better while improving their work greatly.
If you create visual things for a living or for a hobby, you owe it to yourself to at least leaf through the book a couple times. Grid Systems in Graphic Design is fantastic and important reading material that can be enjoyed as a reading piece or as somewhat of a reference piece. Mar 15, Emanuel Serbanoiu rated it it was amazing. This book was a great read. The way it is written, as a designer reading it, touched every sensibility. Really well structured and the words were chosed really carefull, which showed how much passion was poured into it.
Feb 08, Sergiu rated it it was amazing Shelves: design. A must read book for graphic designers. Jun 06, Daniel rated it really liked it. This is THE classic designers book on grid systems.
I have a handful of grid-related books, and this one stands out and the most thorough and theoretical. The book is dated in a wonderful way — very Midcentury Swiss.
He starts off simple and then gets more and more complicated as the book progresses. I feel like his design isn't directly This is THE classic designers book on grid systems.
I'm only giving it a 4 due to the paper quality. I don't actually want my version to look THAT vintage Jun 22, Erica rated it really liked it. I would like to give this book a 3. I think it's really good, packed full of information, and actually pretty interesting to read, as long as you do it a little bit at a time. I do think though that it's a little over the top in insisting the grid is the only way to go, and a bit View 1 comment.
Jun 17, Ozan Tortop rated it liked it. Might be a revolutionary grid book of its era, but not a current one. We moved on from Letraset and photo-typesetting after this book has published. And as long as you don't hundreds of orphans and widows in a design book. Jul 04, Sara rated it it was amazing. Apr 11, David rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Graphic designers.
Shelves: design. Read it in college and again in Required reading for graphic designers. Jun 30, Michael Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: compsci-tech , design. How many words per legible line? A long-lasting constant, of around After the s?! How posh!
Better read Gombrich 's History of Art as a complememt. My mind jumps to the best of graphic novels, and perhaps also to the analysis by Scott McCloud 's Understanding Comics. Later graphic designers and especially special graphic novelists have tried their hand at such design, e. May 03, Zach rated it really liked it. There are a few hard and fast rules he outlines that I was able to apply to my work the next day around typography and text legibility, so I really liked that. There are a lot of things here teaching the reader about DIN sizes, and a lot of references to how to send things off to your printe There are a few hard and fast rules he outlines that I was able to apply to my work the next day around typography and text legibility, so I really liked that.
There are a lot of things here teaching the reader about DIN sizes, and a lot of references to how to send things off to your printer, etc. Maybe some relevance for print designers, but that's not as ubiquitous now as it was when this book was printed.
Hilariously and stereotypically German when it comes to how rule based everything is. I love that about it. All that said, theoretically this is a very important book and I think there will always be a place for what's said here.
Apr 06, Alexey rated it liked it Shelves: design. I had rather mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it's an appreciated design classic and the book design itself is an art piece because of its perfect structure and unique bilingual combination. But on the other hand, its first part contains too much common and well-known typography theory, while its a second part was quite hard to read because it contains plenty of grid system examples and the author's endless comments about them.
I personally didn't find these comments very informa I had rather mixed feelings about this book.
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Grid Systems in Graphic Design  – Josef Müller-Brockmann
In he opened his Zurich studio specialising in graphic design , exhibition design and photography. From he produced concert posters for the Tonhalle in Zurich. In he became a founding editor of New Graphic Design along with R. Lohse, C. Vivarelli, and H.
A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers