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Design can be applied to all areas of life. In addition to classic design for logos or posters, I have summarized here some basic rules in general, which can be excellently transferred to the design of a picture.

Bildgestaltung von Comics
Comis Strip Panels

For example, the laws of design can thus be applied not only to logos, flyers or posters, but also to images in general, comics or even in film design. The effect of various image features and circumstances are mostly used randomly. However, they can be used more effectively if you know what works and, above all, how.

Thus, the design of the typeface should also not be left to chance. In addition to legibility, design is also a criterion that must be taken into account. Although tastes differ greatly, over the years so-called taste patterns have emerged which are generally valid and which are also used effectively in design.

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