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The Layout Book

The Layout Book

by Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fairchild Books, 2015
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474223553
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-2355-3 (online)

    978-1-4725-6823-6 (paperback)
  • Edition:
    Second Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2018
The Layout Book
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A fascinating exploration of this fundamental aspect of graphic design, The Layout Book explains the hows, whys and why-nots of the placing of elements on a page or screen layout. A historical overview of the subject is followed by a systematic look at key theoretical principles and practical applications.

Offering a huge array of potential layout options and with over 200 color illustrations from some of the world's leading design studios, whether you are working in print or digital media this book encompasses a variety of creative approaches. The second edition has also been updated to include interviews with practising designers, as well as new exercises to aid readers in their own explorations.

Invaluable for design students looking for a better understanding of layout design, and inspiring for working designers, The Layout Book proves itself as a graphic design must-have.