A client was extremely adamant about how inviolable the grid of their bi-weekly product folder was. They even wanted “maintaining sanctity of the grid” to be part of my job description. It divided every page in a specific set of tiles that could only be combined but never diminished in any way.
Client: There needs to be another product added to this page after all. Put it between these two.
Me: Okay, but you do know that would break the grid, right?
Client: No it doesn’t, you can adjust the grid. Just shave a few inches of those other square spaces and squeeze in another smaller one there.
Me: But then they’d all be different sizes.
Me: If all spaces are different, it’s no longer a grid.
Client: I’ve had it up to here with you and your grid!