My jaw dropped when I flipped to this page in Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids that features an amazing piece of book art. I was about to say that this artist really thought outside the box, but what is more accurate to say they thought outside the book!
More about the Rockport book:
Adhering to certain layout and grids standards and principles is important for any job from brochures, to annual reports, to posters, to websites, to publications. However, knowing how to bend the rules and make certain grids work for the job at hand takes skill.
This book outlines and demonstrates basic layout/grid guidelines and rules through 100 entries including choosing a typeface, striving for rhythm and balance with type, combining typefaces, using special characters and kerning and legibility. These essentials of grid design are critical to the success of any job.
Beth Tondreau owns and serves as creative director of BTD Design in New York. Prior to establishing BTD in 1985, she was design director of Viking/Penguin.