A grid is a structure that aids in the alignment and ordering of information. The rationality of that order is meaningful and results in how the design is understood. A grid should help in establishing:• an entry point to the design • a hierarchy of information • clear relationships of elements
Two good examples of grid-based, asymmetric typography, can be seen in the opening titles to Hitchcock's film, North by Northwest, and the data visualization work of Nicholas Felton.
Felton studied graphic design RISD and adheres to many of the principles of Modern Typography: asymmetric organization, ordered, rational, clear, simple/minimal—rejecting ornament and decoration—purposely creating space, not filling it. More here. For more on the meaning of arrangement, see Leonard Koren's theory on object placement:
Examples of typographic arrangement in print, web, environmental: