Acknowledged author Josef Müller-Brockmann wrote Grid systems in graphic design: A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers (German and English Edition) comprising 176 pages back in 1996. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 3721201450 and 9783721201451. Since then Grid systems in graphic design: A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers (German and English Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $15.82 or rent at the marketplace.
A grid system is a rigid framework that is supposed to help graphic designers in the meaningful, logical and consistent organization of information on a page. It is an established tool that is used by print and web designers to create well-structured, balanced designs. Rudimentary versions of grid systems existed since the medieval times, but a group of Swiss graphic designers, mostly inspired in ideas from typographical literature started building a more rigid and coherent system for page layout. The core of these ideas were first presented by Müller-Brockmann who helped to spread the knowledge about the grids thorough the world. This volume provides guidelines and rules for the function and use for grid systems from 8 to 32 grid fields which can be used for the most varied of projects, the three-dimensional grid being treated as well. Exact directions for using all of the grid systems possibe presented are given to the user, showing examples of working correctly on a conceptual level.