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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. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.

– Josef Müller-Brockmann

1322px Grid

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Now that 1366 is quickly becom­ing the most pop­u­lar screen width, a 1322px grid with 22px gut­ters is ideal because you can divide the space into 24, 20, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 3 columns. This eas­ily allows for the rule of thirds, and also leaves you with 22px mar­gins on each side of the grid.

Seems like we’ve finally hit the point where we can work in a nice big can­vas. Would be great to have a respon­sive CSS frame­work built around this con­fig­u­ra­tion. Any­one up for the challenge?

Here’s a quick PSD I cre­ated with the columns.

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The Marber Grid

The Marber Grid

The Mar­ber Grid was devel­oped in 1961 by Pol­ish graphic designer, Romek Mar­ber, for Pen­guin book cov­ers. This grid lay­out is admired by many design­ers and is exam­ple of how a well-designed grid can stand the test of time.

Read more about the Mar­ber Grid on The Book Design Blog.

Hans Gremmen

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Ams­ter­dam based designer Hans Gremmen’s work is clean, beau­ti­ful and extremely well designed. He’s has an excep­tional skill for com­po­si­tion and typog­ra­phy that make his designs shine. The poster pic­tured here is set in the lovely Franklin Gothic.

Via ISO50        

Doane Paper Giveaway has Ended!

The give­away has now ended and the win­ners have been con­tacted by email. Thanks to every­one for the great response and for par­tic­i­pat­ing. I def­i­nitely plan to do more of these so stay tuned for more free goodies!

I want to thank again Chad of Doane Paper for sup­ply­ing the note­books and mak­ing this pos­si­ble. Thanks!        

Introducing The Grid System

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So as many of you already know, I’m freakin’ obsessed with grids. A lot of design­ers either don’t want to be both­ered with grids or just don’t under­stand them, so I wanted to spread the love a little.

So I cre­ated The Grid Sys­tem.

It’s basi­cally an ever-growing resource site on the topic of grid sys­tems and any­thing asso­ci­ated to it, like the golden ratio and base­line grids. My goal for the site is to be a one stop shop for all design­ers to learn about grid sys­tems, how to design them and how to use them.

The site fea­tures links to arti­cles, tools, books as well as tem­plates and other good­ies. I’ve also added the abil­ity to show the grid that the site was built on, this way vis­i­tors can learn about the struc­ture and how it was applied to the design. Let me tell you, it was a pain to get every­thing to sit on the grid and base­lines and to stay con­sis­tent across mul­ti­ple browsers. As of now, the site lines up per­fectly with the grid in Safari and Fire­fox on a Mac. I assume it would be the same on the PC but I haven’t had the time or a com­puter to test it. I do plan on mak­ing it work in all major browsers on both plat­forms, even the dread­ful IE.

I’ve also part­nered up with YouWork­ForThem to bring a great col­lec­tion of books to the site. Over time the site will grow in con­tent (I have a back­log of arti­cles and tools to post) as well as fea­tures. I plan to add a forum where peo­ple can chat about grid sys­tems and design in gen­eral, and other small things like wall­pa­pers. Addi­tion­ally, I’ve cre­ated a Flickr group as an exten­sion of the site.

Check it out and let me know what you hate and what you love. I’d love to know what you think.

       

Doane Paper Utility Notebook Giveaway

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I’m proud to announce the very first AisleOne give­away! This site has gen­er­ated a great fol­low­ing and it’s time for me to give back to you guys so in part­ner­ship with Doane Papers we’re giv­ing away 3 packs of 3 Util­ity Note­books!

What is Doane Papers and what are Util­ity Note­books?
Doane Papers is a com­pany by Chad Doane that makes pads and note­books fea­tur­ing his patent pend­ing Grid+Lines sta­tionery design that com­bines the ben­e­fits of grid and ruled lines onto a sin­gle sheet of paper. The Util­ity Note­book makes use of Grid+Lines pat­tern in a small and portable notebook.

How do I win?
There are 3 easy ways to win:

  • 1. Leave a com­ment on this post. (Make sure to sup­ply a valid email address when sub­mit­ting a comment.)
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Do all three and increase your chances of winning.

***On Sun­day Decem­ber 7th I will ran­domly select 3 win­ners and will announce them on Mon­day Decem­ber 8th.***

I want to thank Chad for sup­ply­ing the note­books and good luck to every­one. Please make sure to use a valid email address when adding a com­ment or sub­scrib­ing that way I can con­tact you if you win.

Util­ity Note­book Fea­tures
Con­structed by Portland’s Pin­ball Pub­lish­ing
Note­book Size – 3.5” x 5.5”
Grid Size — .125” (.3175 cm) x .125” (.3175 cm)
Wide (Legal) Ruled Line Spac­ing
48 Pages per note­book
100 LB Cover Stock cov­ers
80 LB Text Stock con­tent pages
Rugged 3 sta­ple saddle-stitch bind­ing
Made in the U.S.A.        

Intervista: Darren Firth

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Dar­ren Firth, the orig­i­nal founder of WIWP (Wear­itwith­pride) has man­aged the brand since its launch in 2003 and now works as an Art Direc­tor for the UK based stu­dio Six. Over the years he has worked closely with brands such as Ben Sher­man, Puma, Nike, Boxfresh, Land Secu­ri­ties, Portsmouth FC, Loake, Lee Cooper and Clarks Orig­i­nals. Dar­ren was kind enough to take some time out of his busy day to answer a few ques­tions for AisleOne. Read More »

Intervista: Peter Crnokrak

Born in Croa­tia, edu­cated in Mon­tréal, work­ing in Lon­don. Peter Crnokrak is renowned graphic designer who’s worked has been fea­tured in pub­li­ca­tions such as Grafik, IdN and Cre­ative Review. He recently droped the ± (Plus MInus) moniker and found The Lux­ury of Protest. Peter took a moment to answer a few ques­tions for AisleOne. Read More »

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Judge A Book

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The post­ings on this blog are very spo­radic, but the con­tent is damn good.        

BBC Design Guidelines

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Here’s an excel­lent find. A PDF file on BBC​.co​.uk named Visual Lan­guage 1.0 cov­er­ing the widen­ing of the site pages. Included are a lot of grid exam­ples which makes it a great read.        

Vormgevers Poster Details

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Blanka has posted detailed pho­tos of the Wim Crouwel Vor­mgev­ers poster being printed.

I’m dying to buy one but with the dol­lar being so low, the poster would cost me $200. Might be worth it though.