Basics Design 02: Layout (2nd edition) provides a guide to the effective arrangement of text and image elements within a design scheme, enabling students to learn how to create powerful forms of visual communication in both print and electronic media. This title addresses both practical and aesthetic considerations, including the arrangement of graphic elements within a design scheme and what happens when the grid is abandoned. Essential design concepts are explored with illustrative examples taken from contemporary practice. The second edition includes considerable new and revised content from the authors, and it will prove indispensable to anyone wishing to acquire a thorough kwledge of the principles of layout as used in modern design.
Gavin Ambrose is a tutor on both the Typographic and Information Design courses at the London College of Printing, UK. He has written and designed several books on branding and packaging. Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.