Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The whitespace of Oral Torah - pseudorandom thoughts

I've heard it said that the Oral Law is the filling of the white space between the letters of the Written Torah. Yet in graphic design, whitespace, or negative space is just as important as the images and text. It is an important element of the overall aesthetic of the page, providing balance and elegance.

One of the cardinal sins of graphic design is to cram too much onto the page. The mark of a good artist is knowing when to stop.


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