Construction of the grid
“In a sophisticated grid system not only the lines of text align with the picture but also the captions and the display letters, titles and subtitles.”
Before constructing the grid, we must study all aspects of the design; format, the text and illustrations, the typeface and its size.
1 column for text and illustrations gives the designer too much freedom therefore a 2-column grid is better. One for text the other for illustrations.
We can divide a 2-column grid into 4-column grid when we need space for a lot of text and illustrations or where statistics have to be displayed with graphs.
3-column, offers more posibilities, different text and illustration sizes. Divide into a 6-column grid presents disavantages. The layout of the text becomes narrow and a smaller typeface will have to be used.