A fascinating exploration of this fundamental aspect of graphic design, The Layout Book explains the hows, whys and why-nots of the placing of elements on a page or screen layout. A historical overview of the subject is followed by a systematic look at key theoretical principles and practical applications. Offering a huge array of potential layout options and with over 200 colour illustrations from some of the world's leading design studios, whether you are working in print or digital media this book encompasses a variety of creative approaches. The second edition has also been updated to include interviews with practising designers, as well as new exercises to aid readers in their own explorations. Invaluable for design students looking for a better understanding of layout design, and inspiring for working designers, The Layout Book proves itself as a graphic design must-have.