Layout Now: The Arrangement of Text & Graphics
An incredible resource for designers, Layout Now demystifies the principles of good layout design, utilizing a grid-based approach to this fundamental component of effective graphic design, whether in print or online. Beginning with a detailed examination of international paper sizes, typographical measurements and anatomy of type, the book goes on to examine page construction and grid systems. It then features an outstanding selection of design projects deconstructed with the help of gridlines and color blocks to showcase the various systems in use and illuminate the proportions of text and graphics. With commentary by the designers on visual goals and the use of grids, examples include brand identities, posters, books, magazines, newspapers, catalogs and more.