The Elements of Design

The Elements of Design are the components or parts of a work of art or design.  More simply put, they are the ingredients of art.  Take one part color, a pinch of texture, and a whole lot of shape, and voila:  you have art!  Recipes may vary, but all works of art and design contain a combination of the following:  line, shape (and form), value, color, space, and texture.

Another super helpful reference sheet made by  You can download the full size poster here.

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2 Responses to The Elements of Design

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  2. infographics says:

    That is a really good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

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