Tu/Th 5:00–6:20 | section FIVE | intro to graphic design | Renée Stevens

Grid

It’s interesting to see the change in the grid system from the early 1900s to present. I noticed in the reading that photography has become more important in magazine design, newspapers, etc. Content (type) has become less of a focus, especially in the aesthetics of a layout because readers are more attracted to the ‘decor’, if you will, rather then the text. In the reading, Tschichold’s diagram of good and bad “advocated staggering images in relation to content.” He also wrote that creating images that had a fixed size would be more effective (visually appealing) in drawing in the reader. Also, instead of forcing text onto every inch of  space on a page, white space has become more acceptable, too.

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