Sometimes information is a cross between a chart and a module. When presenting complex information, consider clarity, readability, space, and variation. Breaking complicated information into manageable chunks results in clearer layouts.
Use a modular grid when
• there are so many chunks of separate information that continuous reading isn’t necessary or possible
• you want all material to fill a similar block of space
• you want a consistent—or nearly consistent—format
• units of information are headed by numbers or dates, with similar amounts of material
Breaking the material down also involves the typography ...