Thursday, 28 February 2013

OUGD505 // Type Workshop 3

Construction of Grid
Must understand the requirements of the grid for the work to be produced.
i.e typeface, text, illustrations, print method etc.

Should start with thumbnails and then work the idea up from there - the process allows you to think about the content and where to place etc. Makes the job easier and more streamlined.

1. Consider the number of columns needed.
-dividing a layout into a number of columns can give you more scope for the layout. 1 column is very restricting as only one area for everything, compared to 2 columns which you can have one for text and the other for photo etc.

3 columns opens the opportunity for arranging text and image within a layout.
This can be split down into 6 columns. disadvantage as narrow columns so a small point size has to be used.

stats, facts. figures, graphs - 4 columns work best. 4 columns can be sub divided into 8 and 16.

- make variety thumbnails
- do not rely on one set
- enlarge a small selection of them
- compare them and select and repeat process until confident with design

Apply type to columns
- first line must be flush to the top limit of the grid
- last line must stand on the bottom limit

- 15cm column
- 10point type - 15point leading.

Font Heights

Caption text
4 point type
6 point leading
- 2 line spaces - 3 lines.
- line along top and bottom

Header and footer
using the two lines, should fit 1 line space
- 7 point 10 point leading

8 field grids
- A4 format
- 8 & 20 grid fields
the grids is only an instrument in which a designer can make interesting and balanced design. You have apply it to the grid.

20 field grid
- large scope for ideas
- 42 possible layout options

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