What is Graphic Design?
CompositionComposition is the combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole. It can also be the manner in which such parts are combined or related. In a graphic designer's point of view it can be explained as the harmonious arrangement of elements of design in relation to each other and to the whole. The quality of graphic design heavily relies on the composition.
Principles of DesignWe already saw that the composition is the placement or the arrangement of visual elements in a defined area of canvas. Designers often follow a set of rules or principles to serve the purpose and to achieve the visual goals. Sometimes breaking these rules may be essential to serve the purpose. In any case, these principles are based on the connection between the elements and the organization of elements as a whole. The main purpose of following these principles is to achieve harmony between the elements.
The principles of design include Balance, Harmony, Contrast, Variety, Emphasis, Repetition, Perspective, Lighting, Proportion, Color Theory, Rhythm, Unity, Movement and Geometrical Rules. We will be discussing these principles in detail in future posts.