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    MetroGrid, a 12 column grid system for the common A4 page.
A4 Page Design Grid. Solved.
MetroGrid is a 12 column x 12 row setup (both vertically and horizontally), designed for the age-old print workhorse: The A4 page
The baseline grid and gutter are both 4.5mm, or 12.76pt, which is optimal for body copy leading.

I designed this grid in 2010 to give my work better structure and speed up my workflow.

I still use it today for any A4-based document, and scale these principles for other sized documents, print and digital.

I've found that designing a project on a solid grid, and then breaking out of it, produces the best results.