An Initiation in Typography

March 4, 2012

In this fascinating initiation into visual design and typography. The first chapter deals with proportions: grid systems and typographical measurements.

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Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design

November 11, 2010

Ordering Disorder is a book by Khoi Vinh that delivers a definitive take on grids and the Web and provides both the big ideas and techniques of grid-based design.

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Universal Principles of Design

November 4, 2009

Universal Principles of Design is the first comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design.

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A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web

October 8, 2009

A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design.

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The Way of Typography

September 18, 2009

The book also goes into depth on how to create grid systems by hand with only pencil, straightedge and compass.

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The Grid Book

April 7, 2009

Examines the history of ten grids that changed the world and charts the evolution of each.

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Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids

March 23, 2009

This book outlines and demonstrate basic layout/grid guidelines and rules through 100 entries.

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A Type Primer

February 18, 2009

A Type Primer provides a practical guide for beginners, presenting the basic principles and applications of typography. The book includes a section on how type is applied to a grid.

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Grid Index

January 29, 2009

Grid Index is the first comprehensive visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems.

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The Vignelli Canon

January 9, 2009

A 96 page PDF book by the master Massimo Vignelli on better understanding typography in graphic design with a nice section of grids.

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Making and Breaking the Grid

January 5, 2009

A layout design workshop that assumes that to effectively break the rules of grid-based design one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects.

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Typographic Systems of Design

December 23, 2008

Typographic Systems explores eight major structural systems beyond the traditional ordering systems of the grid – including random, radial, modular, and bilateral systems.

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