But a grid is not a stylistic tool. In fact, “the look” can be faked with the right fonts and graphic devices. But a meticulous, legible, well-composed, and balanced layout can’t be faked. Most often, the grid is what separates real designers from amateurs. And like any tool, it takes awhile to master. It’s a visual system developed specifically for the task at hand, in order to arrange the type and imagery in a deliberate way.
Gridness is a Hazen Project.
This site is the outgrowth of our own reverence for the grid. A page composed with a smart grid, and selective “breaking” of the grid, is a beautiful thing to behold—if you’re a true design nerd. Hazen Creative put this together because we’re as designerdy as they come. The examples here are a mixture of things found online and those from our own collection. Feel free to comment below, or email us.