Symmetry vs. Asymmetry in Design

Asymmetry is the absence of, or a violation of, symmetry  Symmetry in everyday language refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance.  These are two vital principles of design theory.

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Defining Asymmetrical Balance and Determining Its Use in Art and Design

Defining Asymmetrical Balance and Determining Its Use in Art and Design Design principles are the foundation of a good design. The design principles you learned will guide you in creating visual media. An efficient design will guide the viewer to see what you intend for them to look in the way you intended for them … Continue reading Defining Asymmetrical Balance and Determining Its Use in Art and Design

Understanding the Importance of Balance in Graphic Design

With any design you create, you should be thinking about the many principles of graphic design, whether it's contrast, unity, emphasis, etc. In order for your design to be successful, however, you need to ensure that you have visual balance.

Dunhill London’s British Automotive-Inspired Radial Collection: Technical nylon and grained calf leather compose a collection for the next generation

With a vibrance required of heritage brands looking to capture the attention of a new generation, dunhill 's British automotive engineering-inspired Radial Collection steers their bags and accessories to the present day. Here, one finds more than just a racing roundel detail announcing change. Source: Dunhill London's British Automotive-Inspired Radial Collection: Technical nylon and grained … Continue reading Dunhill London’s British Automotive-Inspired Radial Collection: Technical nylon and grained calf leather compose a collection for the next generation

Malou Palmqvist Explores Balance And Form

The sculptural work of Swedish artist Malou Palmqvist is defined by balance and form. Simultaneously geometric and organic, her works could almost be based upon the debris that washes up after a storm—she does, after all, live on an island. Source: Malou Palmqvist Explores Balance And Form

The Best Ways to Use Symmetrical Design in your Projects

  Symmetrical Design is a form of artwork where the objects or elements arrange identically on both sides of the axis. You will have perfect symmetry when the objects that are mirrors and exactly the same. While perfect symmetry can be alluring, that is not the only acceptable form of symmetrical design. Source: The Best … Continue reading The Best Ways to Use Symmetrical Design in your Projects

Defining Asymmetrical Balance and Determining Its Use in Art and Design

Design principles are the foundation of a good design. The design principles you learned will guide you in creating visual media. An efficient design will guide the viewer to see what you intend for them to look in the way you intended for them to see it. One major component of a good design is … Continue reading Defining Asymmetrical Balance and Determining Its Use in Art and Design

The Clocksmiths — Augusto Arduini, Giuditta Brusadelli — Milan, Italy

Systems Design Limited — Publisher of IdN Magazine    magazine available 中文版   “We see a project as a way to create value. We harness quality as a weapon against the constraints of time. Competence is the code we live by. This helps us to produce precise works.” The Clocksmiths are designers Augusto Arduini and … Continue reading The Clocksmiths — Augusto Arduini, Giuditta Brusadelli — Milan, Italy

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The Properties of Light looks at the balance between sculpture and architecture

In 2016 sculptures by the artist Fred Sandback were exhibited in buildings designed by the famous architect and Pritzker Prize winner Luis Barragán. Entitled The Properties of Light, the on-site installation became a sensitive dialogue between the two creative disciplines – one that is now celebrated in a new book of the same name. Source: … Continue reading The Properties of Light looks at the balance between sculpture and architecture

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Great Expectations: Composition Lessons from a Film Classic (Muddy Colours )

Composition in visual art is a subject that I’m endlessly interested in. As a painter who appreciates bold design, illustrators of the early to mid 20 th century particularly appeal to me, but I’m very happy to take lessons from any visual art form.

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Balance in Graphic Design

Balance is one of the important points the success of a design. Everyone loves the convenience (not lame) to what they see. Balance in graphic design can be achieved by adjusting the visual weight of each element, both in terms of scale, colour, contrast, etc.

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The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Balance Effectively ( edgee.net)

We continue to explore the principles of graphic design. I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis and contrast and this month we explore balance. What is Balance? Balance relates to how we arrange elements within the design space to ensure equal distribution of visual weight.

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Things Organized Neatly ( typo-graphical.com )

Things Organized Neatly is a thoroughly enjoyable new look at everyday objects, carefully arranged and laid out – such that the arrangement is something of a work of art in of itself. This is most satisfying if you’ve got a serious inner neat freak (definitely guilty of this shortcoming myself).

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Dawn Breaks layout – balance

Balance is the weight distributed on the page by the placement of elements.

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The beauty of symmetry

Design, fashion art, architecture all make use of symmetry. If a design or a structure is symmetrical, then it has balance and harmony, which people say makes it pleasant to look at. Symmetry speaks of deep connections that lie underneath superficial differences. When symmetry appears even subtly, it causes an intuitive excitement. Symmetry is often referred … Continue reading The beauty of symmetry

Web design and “seeing” space

Visual designers see things differently, a matter, I suppose, both of instinct and of training.  An example is the concept of "positive" and "negative" space.  A designer looking at an object may be comprehending not only the object itself  (positive space) but the space around it (negative space).  In what looks to many of us … Continue reading Web design and “seeing” space