- Video: Balance
- Video: Figure-Ground Relationship
- URL: Design Principles: Space And The Figure-Ground RelationshipThere are three types of figure-ground relationships:
It’s clear what’s figure and what’s ground. One or the other usually dominates the composition.
Both figure and ground attract the viewer’s attention equally. This creates tension, whereby either can overtake the other, leading to a dynamic design.
Elements can appear to be both figure and ground simultaneously. They form equally interesting shapes, and the viewer is left to find their own entry point into the composition.