Book Title: Grid Systemes – Raster Systeme

AuthorJosef Müller-Brockmann 


Purchase from Amazon for around $45.00 – Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers (German and English Edition)

The book Grid Systems – Grid Systems A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers, and Three-Dimensional Designers by Josef Miller-Brockmann is “the” book on grid systems. Josef goes into every aspect of using a grid in designing.

  • Grid and Design Philosophy
  • The Typographic Grid
  • Typefaces
  • Construction of the Grid
  • Grids in Photography, Painting
  • Corporate Identity
  • and much more….

If you thought you knew grids, this book may humble you as it did me.

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Before starting this book I thought I knew “enough” about grids. But I got the book because I heard that it was a must read. So I got it and soon found out I didn’t know very much.

I don’t think there was a single page in this book that didn’t have something of value.

When it comes to designing the grid you are shown many examples.No matter if you are in photography, painter, web design , magazine layout, poster design ect..  you will be able to use these ideas to better your craft.


A big part of the book is dedicated to typography. Everything from how letters fit on the grid to how paragraphs should be used and just about anything that has anything to do with type.

At the end of the book, you will be able to calculate the size of font needed to fill a specific space in the grid. I would have just messed around with sizes till I got something close. Then wondered why everything looked off.

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Grid Systems

In the end the book Grid Systems (A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers, and Three-Dimensional Designers) will make you a master of the grid. If used properly your future designs and layouts will be grid tight and beautiful.

If you want to check out this book you can find it on Amazon