The Typographic Grid
We consider this to be the academic part two to "Grid Systems." Hans Rudolf Bosshard tackles a deeper understanding of the complex grid. Covers topics such as: Grid Systems (Laws and Intuition), Making Design Objective (Getting around the grid), Paper Sizs (Proportions and Aesthetics), Typographic Concepts (But no real easy answers).
Bosshard dives deep into designs history and goes far into the future. Bosshard explores revolutionary design concepts and ideas that will for sure open any mind. A must for any serious designer.
The typographic grid is a child of constructive art. The artists of the concrete, mathimatically defined form of painting systematically divided up the paper surface and gave typography a new basis, therin. The arrangement of texts and images, colors and forms still understood as constellation of interrelated, typographic units.
This book offers a collection of around two dozen typographic works of the author including books, brochures and art catalogues. The works, documented in schematic drawings and many individual illustrations, ar not meant to be recipes; instead, they should provide the reader with impulses of how they can set design processes in motion from the outset. The many-sidedness of design with grid systems should be made manifest.
The fundamentals of grid design are presented in a theoretical appendix. This includes proportioning the paper format, grid systems, the combination of different grid systems, the agreement between the grid and line spacing, working with symmetry and asymmetry, with the meaning of the location of an image on the paper surface, and with the laws of seeing.
Dimensions: 12" x 10.5" (inches)
Languages: English & German