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If You Dig a Hole
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This geometric grid-based poster, features illustrator and designer Seymour Chwast’s quotation, “If you dig a hole and it’s in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn’t going to help.”

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Note: all of the posters in this section were created using a 20-column / 540-field grid system.

Design is a Mix
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This geometric grid-based poster, features designer and design educator Erik Adigard’s quotation, “Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy.”

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Which Ones to Keep
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This geometric grid-based poster, features designer Scott Adams’ quotation, “Creativity
is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep .”

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Unlimited Grid
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This Modernist-inspired geometric grid-based poster, features design educator Ellen Lupton’s quotation, “To say a grid is limiting is to say that language is limiting or typography is limiting.”

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A Grid is a System
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

A Modernist-inspired geometric grid-based poster that features typographer and graphic designer John Kane’s quotation, “It’s important to remember that a grid is a system, not an object
in itself.”

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Not a Guarantee
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This Modernist-inspired geometric grid-based poster, features graphic designer Josef Müller-Brockmann’s quotation,
“The grid system is an aid, not
a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that
requires practice.”

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Fingerprint Paintings
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

A Modernist-inspired geometric grid-based poster that features artist Chuck Close’s quotation, “All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.”

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The Grid is Back
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This Modernist-inspired geometric grid-based poster, features graphic designer
Ellen Shapiro’s quotation,
“The grid is back.”

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The Day They Stop
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This Modernist-inspired poster, features the Jeffrey Zeldman quotation, “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day
they stop.”

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Simplicity
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

A geometric grid-based poster that features Erik Christopher Zeeman’s quotation, “Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity”

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Established Patterns
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

This geometric grid-based
poster features Edward de Bono’s quotation, “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in
order to look at things in a different way.”

Aesthetic Power
3C. 18 x 24 inches.

A geometric grid-based poster that features Greg Thomas’ quotation, “They are works of graphic design, and while it
is possible to discern quality, which expresses its purpose
with aesthetic power. It does
not make it necessarily a
work of art.”

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