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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Michael Mandiberg, Xtine Burrough

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Chapter 6. Line Art and Flat Graphics

Line Art and Flat Graphics

The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Aubrey Beardsley, Illustrations of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, 1894-1895.

No matter the weight of the line, from finely etched crosshatching to bold marker or brush strokes, line art is binary: the color is either on the paper or it is not. Line art uses solid colors, and does not include a continuous tonal scale. A newspaper headline is line art, but the photograph below the headline is not line art. Lines and shapes form a composition with a strong figure/ground and negative/positive space interplay.

Line art as has routinely been employed in the commercial arena. (Fig 6.1 ...

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