Inspiring use of geometry in graphic design


Inspiring use of geometry in graphic design

Geometry is all around us. Everywhere we look we can spot squares, lines, points, triangles, circles, rectangles… And by all means, all of those geometric elements have been so widely and joyfully used in graphic design all around the world for ages. How come geometry is so popular in design?

Let us look at it from its very beginnings. As a starting point in history, we may take Wassily Kandinsky and the year 1926, when this famous artist wrote a book named Point and line to plane, which had a huge impact on theorizing the use of geometry in art. At the time he wrote it he was a teacher at the Bauhaus school of architecture, design, and crafts, and we all know how much of an impact Bauhaus itself had on the development of design.

“A point is a small bit of color put by the artist on the canvas. It is neither a geometric point nor a mathematical abstraction; it is extension, form, and color. This form can be a square, a triangle, a circle, a star or something more complex. The point is the most concise form, but according to its placement on the basic plane, it will take a different tonality. It can be isolated or resonate with other points or lines”, wrote Wassily Kandinsky in his book Point and line to plane.

In explanation of the geometry used in graphic design we could go even further back in history, and we may say that the solid base of using geometric shapes in art and design had been set by Kazimir Malevich during the 1910s in Russia, while he was pioneering the geometric abstract art and starting with the avant-garde Suprematism movement.

And what about today, more than a 100 years later? Well, geometry is still living its 15 minutes of glory, that is for sure. Graphic designers continuously enjoy in shaping their graphics based on geometry patterns, backgrounds, textures, and various vector elements. All those points and lines and planes make the endless possibilities for ideas.

Here, we present you some of the most creative examples of geometric shapes used in graphic design nowadays (and some frome the historical timeline as well).

Take a look and feel free to feel inspired!

 

A section of Suprematist works by Kazimir Malevich exhibited at the 0.10 Exhibition Petrograd 1915

The begginings: A section of Suprematist works by Kazimir Malevich, exhibited in St. Petersburg, 1915

Bauhaus geometry Bauhaus Movement Magazin

Bauhaus geometry / Source: Bauhaus Movement Magazine

Buhauas inspired set

Geometry set inspired by Bauhaus

Structura identity pinterest

Struktura logo design / Source: Pinterest

Aeroplay Kites Packaging of the world-1

Aeroplay Kites / Source: Packaging of the world

Aeroplay Kites Packaging of the world 2

Aeroplay Kites Packaging of the world

Edge playing cards deck Dribbble

Edge cards deck / Source: Dribbble

Kaleid magazine layout Behance

Kaleid magazine layout / Source: Behance

Kaleid magazine layout Behance 2

Kaleid magazine layout / Source: Behance

Write Sketch & collection Behance

Write Sketch & notebook collection / Source: Behance

Write & Sketch notebook collection Behance

Write Sketch & notebook collection / Source: Behance

Write & Catch collection Behance-4

Write Sketch & notebook collection / Source: Behance

Swiss Ritual project We and the Color 1

Swiss Ritual project / Source: We and the Color

Swiss Ritual project Source: We and the Color

Swiss Ritual project / Source: We and the Color

Oxigen brand identity 1

Oxygen brand identity / Source: Pinterest

Oxygen brand identity Source: Pinterest

Oxygen brand identity / Source: Pinterest

Kamil Piatkowski REGULAR BEER beer 3 pakaging inspiration

Regular Beer packaging design by Kamil Piatkowski / Source: Packaging inspiration

Scallable TT Behance-2

TT corporate identity / Source: Behance

TT corporate identity / Source: Behance

TT corporate identity / Source: Behance

Scallable TT Behance

TT corporate identity / Source: Behance

Poster geometry event Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Patrick Fry Identity for Shakespeares Globe Interface event Its nice that

Patrick Fry: Identity for Shakespeare’s Globe Interface event / Source: It’s nice that

Geometry Refined Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Atellier Paloke behance

Atellier Paloke identity / Source: Behance

Atellier Paloke 2 behance

Atellier Paloke identity / Source: Behance

moving announcement 3 pinterest

Moving announcement cards / Source: Pinterest

Mote & Produksjon Identity Pinterest

Mote & Produksjon identity / Souurce: Pinterest

Wavew poster illusion From Up North

Waves poster / Source: From Up North

Mint paper printable Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Geometry Decorative Background Freepik

Geometry decorative background / Source: Freepik

Hemingway and the Sea Book covers behance

Hemingway and the Sea book covers / Source: Behance

Geometry-Modern Banner by Sergey Kondakov Freepik

Geometry Modern Banner by Sergey Kondakov / Source: Freepik

 


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Nađa Božović

Nađa Božović

Community Manager at PopArt Studio
Inspired by original narratives and amazed by effective visuals. Enjoys diving deep into the story research. A lifelong learner and an eternal optimist.
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