Design 101: Balance


Here’s a little something you learn in the very beginning of design school: Balance.

There are 3 types-

  1. Symmetrical: A mirror image – usually seen as a more formal atmosphere
  2. Asymmetrical: Disproportion between two parts – more informal
  3. Radial: Balance that radiates from the center

These 3 images below (as well as the first image above) represent ‘symmetrical’ balance.

Now, here are a few examples of ‘asymmetrical’ balance

And finally, ‘radial’ balance

I hope you learned something from this post and maybe even learned a little bit about yourself in the type of balance you prefer. Don’t be afraid to experiment and mix it up a little bit!

Images via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

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