Design Journal 1 (Due: 9/6)
Part One: Examples Online
This graphic highlights the rhythm design principle. The columns of information move from blue, to gray background for the text which keeps the readers eye moving down the given column. This accomplishes the graphics goal of informing the reader what to feed their newborn in a given stage of life.
This movie poster highlights the focal point design element. The poster is intentionally designed to show a crease that points squarely to the middle of the poster. It centers the eyes attention directly to the center of the ad, where they are able to then navigate upwards, following one of the folds, to the title of the movie. Likewise the eye could follow the downward facing crease, and come face to face with the movie’s main character.
This design uses the movement design principle. The lines move across the page from bottom left, towards the top right corner of the page. The eye catches the lines as if it were reading a page of text and follows it across the design. Additionally, the lines give off a meandering flow to the design with their curvy, up and down pattern.
Part Two: My Examples
This example shows the principle of movement as the circles move across the page from bottom left to top right.
This example shows the focal point principle as the red square pops off the image in contrast to the rest of the blue squares.
This sample shows the balance principle as each side of the image is identical in shape, color, and distance, and split in the middle by an oval that contrasts either side evenly.