It is very important to learn and understand how elements in a work of art fit together to create an aesthetically appealing design.  This is done through the use of elements and principles of design.  The elements and principles of design are extremely important in graphic design so that you create the most ‘bang for your buck.’

Define the following terms by posting a comment to this blog and then find an example in a magazine (yes, cut or tear it out and label it) that illustrates the definition.  Label specifically which part of the image you choose illustrates which element/principle.  Be sure that YOU UNDERSTAND what the term means!

1. Emphasis

2. Contrast

3. Repetition

4. Movement (Flow)

5. Unity (Gestalt)

6. Alignment

7. Space

8. Balance