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Repetition and the Principles of Design (Part Two)

Two weeks ago I wrote about the use of repetition and its relationship to the design principles of Balance, Unity and Variety, the Grid, Pattern, and Rhythm. Today I want to present some more examples of works that utilize repetition. … Continue reading

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Repetition and the Principles of Design

Last week when we celebrated spring by playing hooky I encouraged you to download a copy of our book, “Design: A Beginner’s Handbook.” That got me thinking about the relationship between our blog and our book. When we wrote our … Continue reading

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Allan McCollum: Unity and Variety in Art

As we discuss in chapter 8 of Design: A Beginner’s Handbook, unity and variety are two of the most fundamental principles of design. On their own, each can make strong and compelling compositions. Together unity and variety create visually rich, … Continue reading

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The Gestalt Of Missing Pieces

When we look at works of art it’s common to think that everything has been fully developed and presented to us by the artist but generally this is not the case. Artists often leave some things incomplete, or they only … Continue reading

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