Basic geometric shapes and their various combinations are hugely popular in graphic design. The creative possibilities they offer are limitless, and viewers continuously interpret them consciously and unconsciously. In this book, now in paperback, you will find many examples of why geometry is still very much relevant in today’s graphic design industry and how it is a crucial part of our visual language. Beyond their colour and size, forms and shapes determine the character and the mood of a layout, without us even realising it. They provide order and harmony in a world of imperfection and chaos. Designers know this and have been using geometric shapes as a tool for communication and visual impact since the very beginning of the profession. The broad range of case studies featured in this book demonstrates how familiar shapes can be transformed and used to convey new concepts and trends in design.
Forewords: ‘Big Ideas in Simple Shapes’ by Genis Carreras. ‘Shapes as Transformational Elements’ by Korbinian Lenzer. Contents: Projects. Points & Round Forms. Triangles, Rectangles & Polygons. Mixed Figures. Three Dimensions.