Graphic Design Lessons - Composition Techniques 2

COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES - 2

 

Graphic Design Composition Techniques 2

 

Deconstruct and Rebuild an Image

 

Deconstruct and Rebuild an Image

Try breaking up an image into its basic parts and then reorganize its shapes into a new design. Picasso and Braque were the first artists to use this technique in a style of art called Cubism. Designers often pinch good ideas from the fine arts.

 

Develop a Playful Imagination

 

Develop a Playful Imagination

Here the image is reconstructed as a nursery jigsaw. A playful imagination is a must when exploring ideas.

 

Switch Positive to Negative

 

Positive to Negative

 

Try changing the image to generate an idea..... a switch from positive to negative provides a spark of inspiration.

 

One idea often leads to another......

 

Customer Services

Our sad and happy faces outline the objective of every Customer Services Department - to turn angry frowns into sunny smiles.

 

......and then to another.

Emotional Traffic Lights

A set of traffic lights that reflect the driver's emotions.

Composition Techniques for Graphic Design

The font symbols below were chosen as a starting point to demonstrate the process of developing an idea for a graphic design. Click on each symbol to explore a range of composition techniques that you can use to create your own ideas.

Graphic Design Lesson Resources

 

Graphic Design Lesson Resources

Download our free Resource Sheets

Once you have studied our composition techniques you can find more symbols in our free Resource Sheets that you may download, print and use to develop your own ideas.

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