GRID LAYOUT RESEARCH

This is a very widely used and very smart grid technique. This has been around for a very long time and goes right back to manuscripts where by they used to say that the most eye-catching part of the page was the section highlighted in red below and that that this is where the eye automatically draws to.
I think this is really interesting and works really nicely.

I have looked online to try and find some examples of where this has been used and it actually was not too difficult – it is obvious that a lot of other designers find this effective in there designs and I can see why.

The white space around the edge draws eye to the imagery intended – I think its really interesting and works really nicely.

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As you can see these ones below use this very obviously and also use lines and columns to show this even more clearly and I think it works really nicely.

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I also like the way that they use this effect on one side of the double page spread and then they use an image bleeding of the edge as I feel it does look interesting but in my opinion I think this one looks slightly unbalanced so I think that white space is imperative and gives for a more balanced feel to the pages.

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