The making of

Written by Benji January 9th, 2010

The Columnist is inspired by grid structures, Helvetica, jQuery, Wordpress, photography, minimalism and the interwebs!

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Inspiration

The Columnist is inspired by grid structures, Helvetica, jQuery, WordPress, photography, minimalism and the interwebs! Oh, and this YouTube clip.

Grid structure

The Columnist aligns to an underlying 12 column, a custom 6 column and a 16 pixel baseline grid. It plays on The Golden Ratio for major column structures and an exponential typography scale for headings and text.

The Columnist grid:

  • Date: 10th May 2010
  • Photo: Ben Martineau

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jader Rubini. Jader Rubini said: e aqui, o making of do The Columnist, postado anteriormente: http://bit.ly/bZtYcf uma mini-aula de design. [...]

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  3. amul says:

    dude this is boss.

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