Many have said grid systems can stifle creativity, but I disagree. Especially in the case of “graphkins” – napkins with grids.  Grid systems can facilitate creativity by providing a framework and by answering some designer’s questions such as ‘where should the folios go’, ‘how wide should the measure be?’ etc.

Some of the world’s greatest designs, famous buildings and innovative ideas have all started out as sketches on paper napkins. Now if only all my favorite restaurants and coffee shops provided them..

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