Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Typographers, and Exhibition Designers: : Josef Mülller- Brockmann: Books. a work on typography and one by none other than Josef Müller-Brockmann. “The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Oddly, this isn’t the page-turner I expected. A must-have book for graphic designers!! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jan 28, Gigglepie rated it it was amazing. I love modernism and what came out of it. Grid Systems in Graphic Design is fantastic and important reading material that can be enjoyed as a reading piece or as somewhat of a reference piece.

It brovkmann have easily been released as two separate books in two separate languages. To view it, click here. And in English and German on the same page. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid inthis text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design.

Apr 08, Wallace Chao rated it it was amazing. Nov 18, Diana rated it it was amazing. The second half of the juller gets into more complex grid systems and ways of seeing them. Bad news is that grids are only the part and small-one of the equation.

We’re featuring millions jossf their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. It offers many examples as it explains simple grid systems that are very versatile. You may as well go back to the originals for a subject like this. I wish there was an attached workbook.


I know it’s important, every designer should read it, etc. The book covers many topics from typography to history.

Looking for beautiful books? Sep 15, Stanislav Grinapol rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ll read it again when Recommended by a designer friend this week. This book was very objective on giving specifications for using grid systems in print design and architectural design.


To do any creative designs, please get out of these grids! Some very useful ideas, especially for people just getting into design. Practically, you can see how Panasonic website follows grids but is not “sexy” visually. Beautifully printed in hardcover with black and red ink on soft fabric-like paper. I will probably never finish reading this over and over. Some links for further exploration: This book dissolves a lot Grid Systems in Graphic Design is a timeless classic that belongs on every designer and nrockmann wannabee’s bookshelf.

Grid Systems in Graphic Design: by Josef Müller-Brockmann

This goes into great detail about establishing gutter type size columns and rows for achieving balance in design. I definitely don’t recommend anyone to follow the grids, this book is simply a tool to get joseg to working with the grid. I do think though that it’s a little over the top in insisting the grid is the only way to go, and a bit Trivia About Grid Nosef in G Although it was written long before mmuller internet, many of the concepts explained by the author are applicable to web and desktop application design.


No such luck for me. Apr 11, David rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x You probably seen those.

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What matters more, I’d say is spacing, fonts and font sizes. Mar 15, Emanuel Serbanoiu rated it it was amazing. Feb 03, Roy Revelt rated it it was ok. Really well structured and the words were chosed really carefull, which showed how much passion was poured into it. This won’t bore you with maxims, commandments or such fixated rules. From my experience, I thought brocknann will be a holy grail and will make my web designs more sexy. Nov 08, Adam Allport rated it it was amazing. If you create visual things for a living or for a hobby, you owe it to yourself to at least leaf through the book a couple times.

Good stuff all over.

Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung by Josef Müller-Brockmann

Feb 10, Aaron rated it liked it. The book explores the application of the grid in 3D so industrial designers and architects will find this useful as well. A must read for all graphic designers. Things will inherently make more sense and the designer’s workflow becomes simplified for the better while improving their work greatly. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.