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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Michael Mandiberg, Xtine Burrough

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Chapter 4. Type on the Grid

Type on the Grid

The theoretical grid system we layout in this chapter.

For many students and educators, the Bauhaus has become a symbolic point of entry to art and design education. In The ABC’s of Bauhaus, The Bauhaus and Design Theory, Ellen Lupton credits the movement as being “the mythic origin of modernism.”

One of the central inventions of the Bauhaus was the use of industrial techniques, such as the grid. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and artist László Moholy-Nagy devoted themselves to creating a “universal language” that embraced and mirrored methods of mass production. The Bauhaus put emphasis on the grid as a structure upon ...

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