Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chapter 5 - Contrast

Chapter 5 – Contrast

The biggest thing to remember when thinking about Contrast is… do not be a wimp. Robin states that if two items are not the same, then make them different. Really different.

Contrasting can be done using colors, font, lines. This chapter stresses that a designer rarely uses only one principle in design and that you should use all 4 of the principles.

I have to express again that I love these examples. It is amazing to me how a few simple changes can enhance the whole design.

Robin also stresses that when doing Contrast do it BIG. Do not try to emphasize things that are somewhat similar like a sort of heavy line with a sort of heavier line. Use a thin line with a thick line. Dark colors with white.

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