Chapter 4Organizing Graphic Space

“White space is like air. It is necessary for a design to breathe.”

— Alex White


Graphic Space

Graphic space is the two-dimensional area you work with in visual design. It is a tangible element, similar to images and type. This two-dimensional space has certain properties that you should consider when you design, as shown in Figure 4.1. These properties help define space and create the conditions for designing with it.

Figure 4.1 Properties of graphic space.

Properties of Graphic Space

  • Orientation is the direction ...

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