Designing With Grids
This article appeared in Issue 110 of InDesign Magazine.
Maya P. Lim shows how working with a grid opens up all kinds of creative design possibilities.
Using a grid to design may sound confining and boring, but the structure of a grid can actually bring clarity and beauty to your work, and provide surprising inspiration for new layouts. Conveniently, InDesign has tools that make it easy to try different grid options quickly.
Let’s walk through a few examples showing how a grid can be used flexibly to create a beautiful layout. The examples here are two event posters with different types of images. Event posters often feature multiple layers of information, and a grid can help to keep these engaging and easy to navigate. But the general techniques and principles of grid-based design can, of course, be transferred to other types of projects, from book covers to brochures, online banner ads to magazine spreads.
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