|Overview: Asymmetrical Balance|
|Definition (1)||A design that looks balanced despite a lack of symmetry.|
|Definition (2)||A balanced layout or composition of dissimilar elements.|
|Related Concepts||Layout vs CompositionVisual Balance|
What is Asymmetrical Balance?
John Spacey, August 22, 2016
Asymmetrical Balance is a design that looks balanced despite a lack of symmetry.Design education often includes a rule that elements should be symmetrical because people find this more attractive. This isn't necessarily true. People find balance attractive and calming. Balance is most easily achieved with symmetry, a technique that uses mirror-like elements that are the same on opposite sides. Asymmetrical balance is an alternative to symmetry that is far more difficult to master. It relies on a composition balance of dissimilar elements as opposed to a simple mirroring effect.
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