This is more of a design question than a technical one so am not sure if this is the appropriate forum to ask in...
I’m planning on making an A5 publication but I am quite new to using grids and I am a bit overwhelmed by how to go about using them within my publication. There are so many grids and rules out there like the golden ratio, fibonacci grid, column grid, baseline, modular etc. and its a bit confusing to when its appropriate to use what grid.
I have made a few rough layout sketches of the potentially 9-12 spreads I will be using. It will be a playful satirical magazine in a similar format to a teenage gossip magazine. So there will be a lot of colour, cut and paste imagery and bold titles balanced by body copy for the articles and quizzes. I know column grids will definetly be used for the articles.
I am not quite sure what the next step is after the quick mock-ups. I’ve made a moodboard and will transfer mock-ups into illustrator to flesh out more thumbnail layouts. I have a basic understanding of grids however I don’t know if there is a maximum number of grid variations to use in a magazine that still keeps it cohisive.
I have researched grid layouts on the internet and its mostly basic introductions but not as in-depth as I would like. It would be good to find a resource of someone using a range of different grids and explaining the reason for using each one dependant on the design brief. Would be great to get some advice and helpful resources :)