The evolution of the grid in graphic design and its future in digital design

Dempsey, Matt (2013) The evolution of the grid in graphic design and its future in digital design. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    A grid is a carefully measured, invisible structure used to guide the positioning of elements on a page. It’s a combination of margins, columns, rows and guides used as the underlying framework of a piece of design, to create order, clarity and hierarchy (Green, 2012). Though it was not known as a grid at the time, the first examples of using uniform margins and guides date back to the Middle Ages with the invention of printing. Mathematical and geometric theory, modernism, postmodernism and the introduction of the internet represented key developments in grid theory, and the recent development of responsive grids for digital devices is arguably the most fundamental of all.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 12:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14032

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