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NOTE: I adored this book, when I believed that systems and rationality were forces of unequivocal good in the world. I hope that doesn’t sound too cynical — I really, truly loved all the ideas within, as is evidenced by my indiscriminant application of them to everything else around me, like from 2000 to 2004. In 2004 I got to RISD and found out that most people were pretty over it, but like a respectful half-smile, half-smirk sort of ‘over it’, like the way I’d imagine John Hodgman is over people who tell him that they’re a Mac. I hope this book goes to someone who keeps the arch-Modernist hope alive. Yes. Also as an aside I want to point out that the date range I dropped in there proves that I was into Helvetica before it was cool and in movies.
According to Amazon, this book retails for $105.00— $63 more than what I’m asking — and ranks a respectable 23,367 in sales. The primary text of Grid Systems in Graphic Design is credited to Josef Muller-Brockmann; Verlag Niggli AG put this particular 176-page hardcover edition out on Oct. 1, 1996, with Dewey Decimal number 741.0. The ISBN is 3721201450.
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