College students are often told to “find their balance”. Whether that’d be in health, friends, school, or time, we hear this on a daily basis. But how often do we actually hear it when it concerns paper?
Designers, on the other hand, hear this just as much as college students do. In my Visual Rhetorics class, my fellow classmates and I are all beginners in this area.
We made a Notan to demonstrate how to balance a design. At first, it was difficult because you have no idea what your final piece will look like and you keep on questioning if you actually are doing it correctly.
Once I started cutting out my design I could tell that it was going to look great. When all of my pieces were cut, the balancing part came much easier.
Once I found the balance, I could see the reason behind the project. It was really interesting to see all of the elements of the photo really balanced by their inverse. If I could have changed one thing from my final product, I would have made all the cutouts to be around the same size. My square wasn’t centered so that through off the balance a lot.