McKinney, T.
McKinney, T.


Applying Gestalt Principles students will create a self portrait while focusing on abstracting the placement of type in a single layout to create their image. Pay close attention to postive space (letterform) and the negative space (counter space) and how you utilize its existing shapes to help illustrate your portrait. Students are limited to a single typeface and the letters of their own name.

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    Catbagan, J.

    Kuchar, T.

    Marquez, J.

    Vang, Y.

    Warren, C.

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    Gestalt Principles

    The parts of the visual image may be considered, analyzed and evaluated as distinct components…


    The whole of the visual image is different from and greater than the sum of its parts.

    • Closure
    • Continuation
    • Figure/Ground
    • Proximity
    • Similarity

    updated 2015/11