12-03-07 - • Most complex of asymmetric balance options...

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TC 245: Principles of Design (cont.) 03/12/2007 10:05:00 Balance –  Distribution of visual weight of units within a form o Within product o Body/ensemble o Catalog or magazine page o Story board Balanced arrangement decreases complexity o Makes sense for the brain o Judged against “felt axis” Types of Balance o Symmetrical Similar units in same positions on either side of felt axis Mirror image Least complex Same units Same position o Asymmetrical Equal distribution of visual weight of units, but not mirror image Same units, different positions but balanced Different units, same positions, but balanced Different units, different positions, but balanced
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Unformatted text preview: • Most complex of asymmetric balance options Must weigh unit qualities and position o Radial Arrangement of units balanced around or originating from a central focal point Lines radiating out Encircling Decreases complexity from ordered arrangement, same units True radial balance in fashion is less common Not repeated units all around o All over pattern ← ← Visual weight of units (on class web) • Degree of interest o low similar simple geometric shapes smooth sheer flat textures o high different large size shapes etc. 03/12/2007 10:05:00 ← 03/12/2007 10:05:00 ←...
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