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In 1962-63, Karl Gerstner developed a layout grid for the german economic magazine Capital.
This grid was famously presented in Gerstner’s book Designing Programmes, where he describes it as a structure based on 58 modules.
In order to get a better understanding of the grid’s logic, I re-created the structure in Figma.
Since the final structure is a combination of five smaller grids, it becomes a lot clearer once you can interact and show-hide the different modules.
You can access it and play with the grid by following this link: