DD 303

Typography and Grid system




Basic Anatomy of a Grid; Text page, Margins, Flow Lines, Fields/Modules, Columns, Rows, Gutters, Folios, Headers, Footers, Markers; Kinds of Grids - Manuscript, Column, Modular, Hierarchical; History and functions of Layouts as part of different kinds of Grids; Grids as tools to create Balance, Order & Visual Hierarchy; Grids in font designs; Design of Grids in page layouts, selection and applications of Grids in stylesheets; Layout alignment strategies for creating web pages.


Text/Reference Books:

1.     T. Samara, Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop, Rockport Publishers, 2005.

2.     G. Ambrose, Basics design 07: grids / Gavin Ambrose, Second Edi. Switzerland: AVA Publishing, 2012.

3.     Hurlburt, (The) grid : a modular system for the design and production of newspapers, magazines and books / Allen Hurlburt, New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1978

4.     H.B. Higgins, (The) grid book / Hannah B. Higgins, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009

5.     G. Davis, (The) designer's toolkit : 500 grids & style sheets / Graham Davis, Lewes: ILEX., 2007 [One CD-ROM NC 1453 is separately available in the Central Library, IIT Guwahati]

6.     J. Muller-Brockmann, Grids in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers, Sixth Edi. Niggli Verlag Publishers, 1999

7.     V. Gotz, Grids for Internet and Other Digital Media, AVA Publishing, 2002