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You know why you are able to read this article right now apart from the availability of your eyes, internet, device, etc.? What is the font color of this text you’re reading? — Black. What is the background color of this page you’re on? — White. Yes, Black and White are one of the prime reasons that you’re able to read this article and it’s the Application of Contrast at work. Keep reading to know more about the same with the Application of Similarity in this article.

Welcome back to the third part of the ‘Principles of Design’ series where we’ll explicitly talk about two prime applications of design — Contrast, And Similarity from which the latter also comes under the principles of gestalitsm.


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Welcome back to the second part of the ‘Principles of Design’ series where we’ll explicitly talk about one angle from the past article — which is The Figure-Ground Relationship, somewhat profound about this subject at this point.

Design is the game plan of both Shape and Space. To work all the more viably with Space, the main action point is to get mindful of it and figure out how to see it in the composition. You must know how to discover the example of a shape that space is framing and it’s communication.

The Figure-Ground Relationship

The Gestalt Principle, that talks about shape and size is ‘The Figure-Ground Principle’, recall the introduction of it from the last article? …


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In 1910, at a railroad crossing a series of lights were flashing on and off. Which ended up giving an insight to psychologist Max Wertheimer. It was somehow similar to the lights encircling a movie theater marquee flash on and off.

It may appear to the observer as a single light is moving around the marquee, traveling from one bulb to another. Whereas, in reality, it is a series of bulbs that are turning on and off. The lights don’t move at all.

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The observation led to a set of illustrative principles about how we visually become cognizant of objects. …

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