Although sometimes cheesy and loud, using negative space can be a clever design technique that engages the viewer.
I have decided to research the use of negative space more closely as I am forever searching for new ways to add interest to my designs.
In most cases, the best examples are when it is used more subtly, providing a sense of accomplishment in the viewer when they have worked it out.
The all time classic example would be the FedEx logo shown below but I have also searched around for some other effective demonstrations of the technique.
Whether it’s for a logo, poster, animation or whatever, it is definitely not a method to be overlooked.
With a few hours to spare yesterday I decided to play around with my Wacom tablet to create handwritten fonts. Inspired by the countless quote images I have seen on Instagram I made a range for myself.
Pairing two styles of fonts together was the biggest challenge but the process became easier and quicker in time. Similarly, the ease of using the tablet to create effective fonts came with practise.
I must say that making cheesy, inspirational images didn’t come very naturally to me as I don’t personally follow any of these quote accounts and I find them a bit too cliché but it was a great way to try out different handwriting styles and improve my graphics tablet skills. I would recommend this as a fun way to get better at writing with a tablet and creating a few nice images in the mean time.