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2001

Iowa State University

Graphic Design

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Form And Structure In Traditional Japanese Architecture As An Alternative Grid System Solution For Western Magazine Design, Venina Tandela Jan 2001

Form And Structure In Traditional Japanese Architecture As An Alternative Grid System Solution For Western Magazine Design, Venina Tandela

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This study brings together the Eastern aspect of architecture and the Western aspect of graphic design in utilizing grid systems. In addition, this study discerns the significance of Eastern and Western cultures by introducing select Japanese architectural principles and applying them to the Western graphic design. Specifically, it addresses the possibility of applying specific forms and structures of traditional Japanese architecture as alternative grid systems for Western magazine design. Because the graphic designer has many elements to work with such as the headlines, the pull-quotes, the images and the captions, the blurbs, and the body text, s/he needs to ...