Are you interested in further exploration of the topic of composition in design? If yes, we shall reveal some more secrets! Today we will talk about white spacein design.
You may have a feeling that we have already discussed this topic. You might have remembered the article on negative space, where we talked about the space between design elements. Yes, in the examples which we provided there;this space was white! But these are two different concepts!
What Is the Difference Between These Two Compositional Elements?
The Objective of White Space –Less Is More
What White Space Looks Like
■ printed and virtual texts, e.g. books, leaflets, blogs – where it takes the form of letter spacing, spaces, interlining, paragraph indentation, margins, etc.;
■the Internet–a white background is present on the web as spacing between sections on a page, the distance between photos in a gallery, the space between consecutive posts on social media, etc.;
■company logos–here, as in the previous examples, white space is the space between text and graphics or light between letters;
■ posters, book covers, etc. –e.g. the space between the graphic, the author’s name and the title;
■ business cards – here, a blank space comes in the form of very wide margins and large spaces between lines of text;
■ product packaging;
■ forms, questionnaires –here, the white space can be seen very well, for example in the form of clearly marked, contoured answer boxes.