GOLDEN SECTION Aratio relationship between two numbers that often occurs in nature Has been used in art and architecture for thousands of years The larger elements relate to the smaller the same way when the smaller are combined Sidea is to side b as side b is to the sum of both sides A symmetrical relation built from asymmetrical parts a : b = b : (a+b) In numbers the smaller is to the larger as the larger is to the sum 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 1 : 1.618…
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SINGLE-COLUMN DESIGN By setting our margins at the outset we are designing outside in If you create no margins and set up boxes and guides your are working inside out Long documents like books and magazines are designed as spreads Facing pages Default is a mirror symmetrical image on either side Increasing margins toward the spine adds interest
MULTICOLUMN GRID Multicolumn grids integrate images and text They are more modular than single grid documents The columns can be used to emphasize hierarchy How?
MULTICOLUMN GRID You can use grids to divide horizontally as well as vertically Body text can hang from a common line (hang line) Music scores do this In architecture this line called the datum In graphic design we sometimes call it the eye- horizon line
MODULAR GRID Has consistent horizontal and vertical divisions The horizontal lines are placed relative to the baseline grid You can adjust the baseline grid settings in InDesign using your preferences or the text frame options (in InDesign) http://modulargrid.org/ http://www.homeinteriorszone.com/interior- decoration/furniture/19-amazing-furniture-to- make-the-most-out-of-tiny-apartment-space/
MODULAR GRID Step 1: decide on type size and leading 10/12 Step 2: set the baseline grid to fit Step 3: count the number of lines in the baseline grid Step 4: Divide into portions evenly and put extras into the margin Step 5: choose your other type sizes by fitting them into the gird
DATA TABLES Designing charts and graphs is an important part of design The grid used here can change the meaning of the table semantic significance Type alone can do a great job at treating a table grid What kind of numbers would be good for tables? Sometimes adding to many lines is overkill