Art of the Grid Notepads

Client
Astrid Stavro StudioThe Royal College of Art
Year
2005

The Art of the Grid notepads are based on the layout grids of famous publications. These grids played a historic role in the development of design systems and cover a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary editorial design. In graphic design, the grid is visible to those who look for it. If the grid structure is pointed out by making it overtly visible, the perceptual shift changes. By moving the grids from the background to the foreground, and divorcing them from their content, the invisible is made visible. Containing 60 sheets each, the notepads are individually shrink-wrapped and printed to scale. Visit the Art of the Grid website or buy the notepads here. With Birgit Pfisterer. See also Miscellaneous