asymmetry – the language of graphic design

asymmetry – the language of graphic design

 

 asym·me·try (,)ä-‘si-me-trë n : lack of balance of symmetry

obviously, asymmetry is the opposite of symmetry and refers to a graphic designer’s ability to create a composition where one dominant form or element is offset by smaller forms or elements. asymmetry is very uncommon in nature, but is often a learned or trained development (humans that are right-handed or left-handed).

asymmetry still requires a creative agency and a talented graphic designer to create a sense of harmony, which is one of the more difficult skills to acquire. asymmetrical layouts and designs require a more disciplined and analytical eye due to their unique and ever-changing spatial requirements and the graphic designer has to consistently evaluate and assess potential solutions based on spatial relationships varying from element to element within the overall design.

well executed AD designs, signage, posters, brochure designs, website designs increase the viewer’s ability to organize, differentiate and interact with a broad range of visual content.

 

hot soup media is a creative agency, headquartered in Vancouver BC and provides graphic design, website design, AD design and branding services to our clients. hot soup media has the people, the processes, the tools, the knowledge and the intuition to be the ideal business/agency partner for your [company, campaign, vision, brand, product, service]

 

December 14, 2013 0

balance – the language of graphic design

balance – the language of graphic design

 

bal·ance ‘ba-len(t)s n: an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements or harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements, as in a visual composition.

balance occurs when visual elements are equally distributed and arranged to communicate a feeling of stability and harmony. we need balance to stand, walk and run and within us, there is always a yearning for balance within our lives.

when viewing a presentation, or communication/information piece – there can often be a distracting force that prevents the reader from taking the intended message – balance within the design helps your message be communicated effectively.

 

hot soup media is a creative agency, headquartered in Vancouver BC and provides graphic design, website design, AD design and branding services to our clients. hot soup media has the people, the processes, the tools, the knowledge and the intuition to be the ideal business/agency partner for your [company, campaign, vision, brand, product, service]

 

December 12, 2013 0

texture – the language of graphic design

texture – the language of graphic design

 

tex·ture ‘teks-cher n : the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something.

texture is defined as the look and feel of any surface and can be smooth, rough, soft or hard. a visual effect that adds richness and dimension to any visual composition and is seen and experienced by touch or interpreted visually. as a graphic designer, we can describe textures as flat, shiny, glossy, glittery, velvety, wet, feathery, gooey, furry, sandy, leathery, furry, cracked, prickly, abrasive, puffy, bumpy, corrugated, rusty, slimy…all with the intent of trying to achieve a sense of emphasis of emotion or energy within a layout and/or design.

 

hot soup media is a creative agency, headquartered in Vancouver BC and provides graphic design, website design, AD design and branding services to our clients. hot soup media has the people, the processes, the tools, the knowledge and the intuition to be the ideal business/agency partner for your [company, campaign, vision, brand, product, service]

 

December 4, 2013 0

colour – the language of graphic design

colour – the language of graphic design

 

colour ‘ke-ler n: a visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects.

colour is one of the most powerful and communicative elements in a graphic designer’s vocabulary. it affects all of us by providing visual energy and variety in what we see and experience on a daily basis. colour is used to attract attention, group elements, reinforce meaning and enhance the emotional psychological nuances of any visual message.

colour may be the most complex element of any design when you add in the variable of subjectivity and context. a strong organization chooses its colours as carefully as its words…

 

hot soup media is a creative agency, headquartered in Vancouver BC and provides graphic design, website design, AD design and branding services to our clients. hot soup media has the people, the processes, the tools, the knowledge and the intuition to be the ideal business/agency partner for your [company, campaign, vision, brand, product, service]

 

December 3, 2013 0

light – the language of graphic design

light – the language of graphic design

light ‘lït n: something that makes vision possible

light is an essential design element in visual communication because it fundamentally allows us to “see” and visually experience our world as we know it.  a graphic designer can use light to create contrast, depth, colour, shade, tone, texture, sense of transparency or the illusion of another dimension to an otherwise flat shape.

 

hot soup media is a creative agency, headquartered in Vancouver BC and provides graphic design, website design, AD design and branding services to our clients. hot soup media has the people, the processes, the tools, the knowledge and the intuition to be the ideal business/agency partner for your [company, campaign, vision, brand, product, service]

 

 

December 2, 2013 0