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Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type (Design Briefs) Paperback – August 1, 2005
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"Elam has written a well-organized survey of the basics of understanding the grid. The book acts as a course guide... Grid Systems strips the confusion from the mystery of designing with a grid... will surely become a required textbook in typography classes everywhere. " --Be a Design Group
"The grid can appear complex, cumbersome, and rigid at times for young designers and students. Grid Systems challenges these notions with Elam's down to earth approach." --Speak Up, January 10, 2007
About the Author
Kimberly Elam is chairperson of the Graphic and Interactive Communication Department at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
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The overlays are helpful, more discussion about them would make them even more useful. I want to like the book, but am not quite there. If I had to describe the book in one word it would be sterile.
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I wish there's a zero star for this item.