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Elements of Design - Lines

This is one of the Elements of Design.
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Allison Longcrier

on 12 February 2015

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Transcript of Elements of Design - Lines

Alone or in combination with other lines or shapes they can aid in the readability, appearance, and message of a design. Use lines to:
Organize
Texturize
Guide the Eye
Provide Movement
Make a Statement
Define

Lines
Long
Short
Straight
Curved
Horizontal
Spiral
A Line
Create the impression of Movement.
Dynamic Lines
How many ways are there to go from point A to B?
Elements of Design
Lines
Line Patterns
Static Lines
Random Lines

How we get from point A to point B gives the line its distinctive character and appearance.

is a mark connecting two points.
Vertical
Diagonal
Solid
Dashed
Thick
Thin
Static
Dynamic
Random
Uniform lines alternate at even intervals.
Lines are often found in pairs or groups. These next bits of line patterns illustrate:

lines without method or conscious decision, random sizes and spaces.
A solid line separates columns of text, a pair of lines set apart a phrase, and a short dotted line separates a section of text from other parts of the page.

Lines can be used to define shapes and draw the eye to important information.

Lines can be used to help separate important information and help make it clear and easy to see.
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