PART #02 — The Principles of Graphic Design (Trilogy Blog)

#48 Blog Thursday

Topic shared in this blog is continuation blog of PART #1 — Principle of Graphic Design (Trilogy Blog), please read the below Part #01 to get the context.

Small Recap: In the previous blog, you must have read one main category in the principle of Design — Balance and its types.

Note: Word content shared will be less or would have added word content to the required categories. Mostly wanted to share as a visual design because a picture is worth a 1000 words :)

Highlight: The design reference shared here is the movie and social impacted posters.

Let’s move to the other categories directly.

2. Movement

Movement — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Movement — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto

Path of the viewer’s eye takes through the work of art, often to focal areas. In the ‘Bull’ image you can see the tension of the bull achieved only the Red lines. Generally, line range gives movements.

3. Repetition/Rhythm

Repetition/Rhythm — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Repetition/Rhythm — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto

Repetition and movement fall hand in hand. To achieve movement, you need lines, same with a repeated line on lateral positions give you a Rhythmic movement and Repetitions.

4. Emphasis

Emphasis — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Emphasis — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Emphasis — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto

Stress out a particular area. Bring attention and focus. Accent it and stressing out in the visual design.

5. Simplicity

Simplicity — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Simplicity — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Simplicity — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Simplicity — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto

Keeping it simple is the key to good design. Simplicity achieved when your user using your brand for quite a sometime. Also, simplicity achieved by remembering. Other words the brand should have been in the market for some time. By repeated design, you can achieve simplicity. Mostly the simplicity is accomplished by subtracting of designs. Plus simplicity helps to position the brand better.

6. Contrast

Contrast — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Contrast — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto
Contrast — The Principle of Graphic Design — Jack Anto

Contrast comprise of Size, Value, Color, Type, Shape, Texture, Alignments, Directions. Contrast is otherwise called attraction.

Pausing it here. Other categories will get shared in Part #03 blog. Stay tuned.

Special Note: I shared all these point in many college workshops & corporates conducted by the team Madrasters. Hence sharing with Madrasters watermark.


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