Primary Geometric Shapes
There were a lot of great compositions for the Primary Geometric Shapes assignment. The biggest improvement I saw was the attention to craftsmanship and relationship of the shapes to the margins.
How can you challenge yourself to push abstraction through your forms and compositions?
What kind of composition achieves an effective figure/ground relationship?
After today’s lecture, you should be more comfortable with the foundational Gestalt principles of design. A firm grasp of these principles is probably the most powerful tool at a designer’s disposal. Alternately, those who don’t have a deep understanding of Gestalt are often lost when faced with design projects and imitate compositions from other designers, being relegated to cliché motifs and layouts. Resolve to learn the Gestalt principles of perception and you will see how your work improves.
You can find more information on today’s lecture by going to the library or bookstore and browsing for books on Gestalt Principles of design. You can also find good resources online.
Do you have any interesting links on visual language that you’d like to share with the class?