Layout for graphic design concerns the arrangement of text and images on a page. How these elements are positioned, both in relation to one another, and within the overall design scheme, will affect how content is viewed and received. Whether in print or online, it is key to powerful visual communication.
Layout for Graphic Designers provides visual arts students with a theoretical and practical underpinning of this design subject. Packed with over 200 examples from key contemporary practices, and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, it offers an essential exploration of the subject.
This third edition has been updated to include 25 new images and 6 new case studies from Lundgren + Lindqvist, TwoPoints.Net, Bruce Mau Design, Non-Format, Mind Design and Plau.
Gavin Ambrose teaches at Brighton University and is a practicing graphic designer as well as an author of numerous highly regarded books for design students including Print and Finish, Design Thinking for Visual Communication, and Design Genius among others. Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared in magazines and journals in both the US and Europe.
1. The Basics What is layout? Imposition Working with pages The golden section Interview: Design is Play 2. The Grid The symmetrical grid Symmetrical variations Asymmetrical grids Developing the grid The baseline grid Cross-alignment Working without a grid Interview: Richard Poulin 3. Elements on a Page Columns and gutters Images Alignment Hyphenation and justification Hierarchy Arrangement Entry points Pace Interview: Steven Brower 4. Form and Function Dividing the book Appropriation Exquisite corpse Binding Interview: Adrian Shaughnessy 5. Layout in Use Scale Indexing Orientation Dividing the page Structure/unstructure Paper engineering Passe partout Juxtaposition Interview: Bob Aufuldish 6. Media Magazines and brochures Websites Moving image Packaging Interview: ustwo