The Visual and the Verbal
Sometimes ideas need more than one image to tell their story. The information you get from a second image can create a timeline that suggests a 'before and after' effect. As we naturally read from left to right, the order of the images determines how we read the idea. The above sequence of images suggests a positive message - the restoration of the original.
If we change the order of the images, we are presented with a negative message - the process of decay or an act of vandalism.
When you add a title to a graphic, the balance between the visual and the verbal is often crucial to the success of the design. The relationship between the images is echoed in the rhyme of the title and the break up of the text. A careful choice of words for a title helps the balance of the composition and amplifies the communication of the idea. A good thesaurus and rhyming dictionary help you with an appropriate word choice and every graphic designer should own one.