A large part of designing consists of doing research, noting trends and basically keeping abreast of what's happening outside your studio. I have decided to dedicate Friday's entry to observation--trying to find examples of the design principle of the week in the work of other artists. Be sure to visit the links and check out the work of the featured designers, and if you have any great examples to share, leave a comment below.
Mental Blocks by Kirk employs a very subtle use of unequal spacing between elements in the composition. See more of Kirk's design work at his blog: My Name Is Church.
City Lounge by Lamtom demonstrates unequal spacing by combining architecture, angle and creative cropping. See more of his work at his Photostream on Flickr.
Consumer Driven Society by Infrastruktur is a witty social commentary in Helvetica Neue LT Std. See more of his designs in his Photostream at Flickr and his blog | Strukturblog
The next four examples are from vintage album covers. They are from the collection of the owner of Jive Time Records in Seattle. For more wonderful examples of vintage album cover design, visit Project Thirty Three.
Happy Sounds (Roulette)
Musik Für Saiteninstrumente (Decca)
Spring (Blue Note, 1965)
Audio Obstacle Course (Shure, 1973)
Blank Canvas utilizes creative cropping to achieve an interesting example of unequal spacing. It was the theme post of What if: Sydenham on David Airey's blog. (Note: the image is not found in the linked article, but was in his list of recent posts, which at the time of this posting was displayed on page 8.)
Dice III by xsmoke is a nice example of unequal spacing using two objects.
A poster advertising the AIGA/NY Data Visualization Event would naturally contain great use of unequal spacing. Very nicely done with some humor sprinkled in as well. I found this at the SWISS MISS blog.
The last example is from a feature about The Sameness Booklet, a homage to the Dutch cultural movement, De Stijl. This cover uses great shape placement and overlap to subtly convey unequal spacing. View more great examples at the A1/AisleOne blog.
That wraps it up for this week. See you Sunday when we start exploring Horizon Lines!