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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Apr 23, Tobias Asplund rated it really liked it Shelves: This goes into great detail about establishing gutter type size columns and rows for achieving balance in design.

Later graphic designers and especially special graphic novelists have tried their hand at such design, e.

Lists with This Book. Mar 11, Angel rated it really liked it. Overly expensive and poor reading experience due to the double translation.

A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers

Might be a revolutionary grid book of its era, but not a current one. Mar 15, Jeff rated it really liked it. Jan 28, Gigglepie rated it it was amazing. BUT, it’s awesome as bilingual text. Recommended by a designer friend this week. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

That said, I found it outdated and less than captivating. Sep 06, Tim Lindeman rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have already brought the grid into my work as a developer with fantastic results. Which was liberating but also surprising.

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Grid Systems in Graphic Design [1968] – Josef Müller-Brockmann

Although it was written long before the internet, many of the concepts explained by the author are applicable to web and desktop application design. 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. Btockmann 10, Aaron rated it liked it. The book covers many topics from typography to history. Muloer do notice the margins and line length in printed materials more. Our customer reviews It’s a fundamental book, for every Graphic Designer.

A landmark publication when it came out, I hoped it would help out my sense of composition and add clarity to everything I create. Nov 08, Adam Allport rated it it was amazing. Feb 01, Daniel Gormly rated it it was amazing.

The second half of the book brockman into more complex grid systems and ways of seeing them.

The layout of the book is as interesting as its content. Looking for beautiful books? Poor translation and user-experience Portuguese versionsomewhat outdated concepts that nrockmann poorly applied in this edition. Though neatly aligned to a grid. Mar 15, Emanuel Serbanoiu rated it it was amazing.

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

Beautifully printed in hardcover with black and red ink on soft fabric-like paper. Really useful examples, which have generated a lot of ideas.

But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice. What matters more, I’d say is spacing, fonts and font sizes.


Unlike a lot of text books, it does an excruciatingly excellent job of explaining its lessons and reasoning. Better read Gombrich ‘s History of Art as a complememt.

I’ll read it again when Recommended by a designer friend this week. I’m only giving it a 4 due to the paper quality. I love modernism and what brokmann out of it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He isn’t wrong in labelling it as a classic. Jun 17, Ozan Tortop rated it liked it. Things will inherently make more sense and the designer’s workflow becomes simplified for the better while improving their work greatly. How many words per legible line? Sep 15, Stanislav Grinapol rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would have made more sense in the beginning. From my experience, I thought grids will be a holy grail and will make my web designs more sexy.

Bad news is that grids are only the part and small-one of the equation.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get a strong fundamental understanding of grid systems in design. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Jun 22, Erica rated it really liked it.