An Initiation in Typography

March 4, 2012

In this fas­ci­nat­ing ini­ti­a­tion into visual design and typog­ra­phy. The first chap­ter deals with pro­por­tions: grid sys­tems and typo­graph­i­cal measurements.

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Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design

November 11, 2010

Order­ing Dis­or­der is a book by Khoi Vinh that deliv­ers a defin­i­tive take on grids and the Web and pro­vides both the big ideas and tech­niques of grid-based design.

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Universal Principles of Design

November 4, 2009

Uni­ver­sal Prin­ci­ples of Design is the first com­pre­hen­sive, cross-disciplinary ency­clo­pe­dia of design.

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A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web

October 8, 2009

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Design­ing for the Web aims to teach you tech­niques for design­ing your web­site using the prin­ci­ples of graphic design.

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The Way of Typography

September 18, 2009

The book also goes into depth on how to cre­ate grid sys­tems by hand with only pen­cil, straight­edge and compass.

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The Grid Book

April 7, 2009

Exam­ines the his­tory of ten grids that changed the world and charts the evo­lu­tion of each.

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Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids

March 23, 2009

This book out­lines and demon­strate basic layout/grid guide­lines and rules through 100 entries.

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A Type Primer

February 18, 2009

A Type Primer pro­vides a prac­ti­cal guide for begin­ners, pre­sent­ing the basic prin­ci­ples and appli­ca­tions of typog­ra­phy. The book includes a sec­tion on how type is applied to a grid.

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Grid Index

January 29, 2009

Grid Index is the first com­pre­hen­sive visual lex­i­con of pat­terns and grid systems.

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The Vignelli Canon

January 9, 2009

A 96 page PDF book by the mas­ter Mas­simo Vignelli on bet­ter under­stand­ing typog­ra­phy in graphic design with a nice sec­tion of grids.

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Making and Breaking the Grid

January 5, 2009

A lay­out design work­shop that assumes that to effec­tively break the rules of grid-based design one must first under­stand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects.

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Typographic Systems of Design

December 23, 2008

Typo­graphic Sys­tems explores eight major struc­tural sys­tems beyond the tra­di­tional order­ing sys­tems of the grid – includ­ing ran­dom, radial, mod­u­lar, and bilat­eral systems.

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