Thursday, 20 February 2014

OUGD404 Design Principles Grids Lecture

The lecture we had on grids was mostly definitions and terms used when producing printed publications, this will help me to create the final layout designs for this brief.

Book- a collection of pages bound together. (the basic nature of this definition opens up a lot of creative production possibilities that I may want to take into consideration during the research and design stages of this brief.
Many different types of materials can be bound together, not only paper can be used to make a book. Like any other aspect of design the choice of binding type and materials is completely dependent on context and purpose.
Leaves- each sheet is individually known as a leaf when bound in a book.
Page- Both the front and back of a leaf are known as pages.
Spread is two pages facing one another, the right=recto and the left=verso.
The gutter is the space down the centre of a spread that is allowed for during the design of the grid so that binding doesn't hind information.
Creep- The curve in a bound page that emanates from the gutter.

The golden section/rule appears through design and nature. it follows the idea that if you take a perfect square out of a golden rectangle, you are left with another golden rectangle. A paper sizes relate to this in that it maintains a constant ratio as it reduces because one side always matches the width of the next.

The thing that really sets books apart from other mediums is the sequential communication of information that originated in the book format and has been taken on into new technological realms such as websites.

This information is vital to creating a set of layouts that work as a coherent hole, because each and every aspect of the layout will be considered.

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