Getting more from the grid

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Design agency Graphical House demonstrates how a simple set of carefully-placed elements can be engaging and elegant

As a student of design, I didn’t have much time for grid theory. I perceived grids as being restrictive and counter to the aspirations of an emerging designer. As a practising designer, however, I quickly learned the benefits they offer and the hidden beauty they can contain.

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Gavin Ambrose is a senior lecturer on the BA Graphic Design program at the University of Brighton. He actively develops workshop-led activities and currently works on cultural projects through collaborative design practice Studio245. He is most noted for his ongoing series of design books for Bloomsbury Press.