Graphic Design Lessons - Composition Techniques 2
Deconstruct and Rebuild an Image
Try breaking up an image into its basic parts and then reorganize its shapes into a new design. Picasso and Braque were the first artists to use this technique in a style of art called Cubism. Designers often pinch good ideas from the fine arts.
Develop a Playful Imagination
Here the image is reconstructed as a nursery jigsaw. A playful imagination is a must when exploring ideas.
Switch from Positive to Negative
Try changing the image to generate an idea..... a switch from positive to negative provides a spark of inspiration.
One idea often leads to another......
Our sad and happy faces outline the objective of every Customer Services Department - to turn angry frowns into sunny smiles.
......and then to another.
A set of traffic lights that reflect the driver's emotions.
Composition Techniques for Generating Ideas in Graphic Design
The font symbols below were chosen as a starting point to demonstrate the process of developing an idea for a graphic design. Click on each symbol to explore a range of composition techniques that you could use to create your own ideas.
Graphic Design Lesson Resources
Download our free Resource Sheets
Once you have studied our composition techniques you can find more symbols in our free Resource Sheets that you may download, print and use to develop your own ideas.