Grid – Layout basics

Posted: October 18, 2012 in layout, oblig04, Uncategorized, week 8

Take a magazine, newspaper or book that includes images and text. Lay tracing paper over the top of three spreads (both left-hand and right-hand pages). Using a pencil and ruler, carefully trace the grid underlying the page layouts. Remember to remove specific text elements or images, and to only draw the grid lines. Note column widths and margin sizes at the top, bottom, and to the left and right of the main body of text. Is your document based on a two-column, three-column, or another type of grid? Which elements stay the same on each page, and which change?

This book`s layout has a two-column grid. The margin on both sides change constantly depending on the content. The position of the chapter title, paging, number of columns and top margin stayed the same. Columns are altered by pictures that’s placed on it which cross over the columns and the side margins. Since it is a photography book, there are pages that are entirely occupied by a whole picture.
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