3x Articles Spread

Project Three Part Four

Subtle Hierarchy


The single most elementary and essential design tool is the grid; second only to the alphabet, and the words within it, the grid is the ultimate multi-purpose tool
that will offer the ability to organize and distribute content. A grid establishes rules, rhythm, repetition and informational patterning. You are tasked with identifying three separate articles of texts. What typographic similarities unify information? In the sample below, each article of text has a unique rhythm and texture to differentiate it from the others.


Each composition will start with a 10″ x 10″ composition in InDesign. Each set of compositions will exclusively use the type family LT–Adobe Univers (provided on R2•D2)

Create ten (10) compositions.

GD1_PRO3PT4_3xArticle_SpreadSample_4Sample: Facing-pages designed as ‘spreads’

Create page divisions with a series of both rows (h) and columns (v) of your choosing.

Document Setup

  1. Document Size: 10″ x 10″
  2. Facing pages; Number of pages–2
  3. Page margins of your choosing
  4. Create a number of guides dividing the page
  • Base the columns and rows according to page margins
  • Determine the number of rows and columns
  • Determine gutter width

Use the grid structure to produce and organize hierarchical compositions
between three articles provided on R2•D2

  • Hierarchy
  • Text: column width, paragraph length, leading,
    type size, variation
  • Title, author, sub-title, credits, footnotes,
  • Column frequency, single, double, triple width

Study the double page spread and how the grid can unify and organize a series of related texts.

Create a PDF file with a full collection of your compositions.



Three Articles Text File: GD One 3x Articles Text


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