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All design work involves problem solving on both visual and organizational levels. Pictures and symbols, fields of text, headlines, tabular data: all these pieces must come together to communicate. A grid is simply one approach to bringing those pieces together. Grids can be loose and organic, or they can be rigorous and mechanical.

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Cover of Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

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Grids aren't restrictive — they are actually freeing! They provide structure that your visuals can exist in as freely as they like.