shape – the language of graphic design

shape – the language of graphic design

shape   ‘shäp n: spatial form or contour, or the characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or a contour.

from ancient Egyptians to modern advertising, shape is one of the fundamental elements of a graphic designer’s vocabulary. Generally, shape is defined by a dot or a line that has transformed through weight and mass. basic examples are the circle, square and triangle – and it is rare that you find a layout, logo or design that does not incorporate one of these simple shapes into their final form in some way.


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  1. […] design element in all visual communications. unlike other important elements such as line, shape, form, colour and texture – space cannot be placed or located in a layout or design. space […]

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