15 of 365: Closure #design #principle


15 of 365 - Closure design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

15 of 365 – Closure design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

Closure is part of a set of design principles called the Gestalt principles of perception. Closure says that when we see a set of individual elements, we tend to put them together as a set in our mind. Humans fill in missing information to try to solve each shape as part of a set with collective meaning.

In this illustration, I took the image of a rabbit, and broke it down into a series of lines. By using the viewer’s innate ability to resolve missing parts, it makes the image of the rabbit simpler, design wise, and more interesting aesthetically.

 

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