Here is a mock up design i was working on for my design class using Line, Positive and Negative colors and Typography.
In this image the word Gestalt is used to describe its self and all its principles within each letter.
The “G” stands for Closure.
The “E” stands for Proximity
The “S” is continuation
The “T’s” are similatiry
and the “AL” is figure and ground, If you look closely there is a tree in the A.
In this picture we see a tree made up of a bunch of pictures of a person bent in different ways to represent different parts of the tree.
In this image we see a rams head and because our eyes percieve the way they do we try to close up the lines to see a rams head, if we didn’t know what a rams head looked like we would probably just see a group of closed and open lines.
The F1 symbol is a very famous gestalt image that uses the shape of an “F” and some lines on the otherside to represent movement and also use closure to help our eyes percieve a 1 that isn’t really there.
This is the best picture of gestalt that i have been able to find in my opinion. The way some lines are positioned within the dots allows our eyes to percieve a cube connectnig all the dots.
In this picture a series of circles, lines and dots are used in simularity, continuation and closure to create the image of a dalmation
Composition is the organization of the elements of design into a unified whole.
Economy is the intentional removal of elaboration. Only the elements that have a purpose remain.
Emphasis is the focus of attention in a composition.
Harmony is the unity of all the visual elements in a composition.
A line is defined as a mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface. A line can vary in length, width, direction, curvature, and color. Line can be two-dimensional (a pencil line on paper), or implied three-dimensional.
Repetition is the use of an element or elements more than one time in a single composition.
Unity is the organization of elements and principles into a whole.
Variety is the differences among and between elements in a composition.