Armin Hofmann: Principles & Practice

Even experienced designers should revisit familiar ground to find something new and fresh. Inspired by Armin Hofmann’s Graphic Design Manual, this poster series explores some of the most basic elements of design with lines and dots.

I began with a modular grid, and designed each square with only two lines of varying weight. Then I used the same grid and combined large circles with various smaller circles to investigate size relationships. For the third step the lines and circles overlap to create an interesting figure/ground. Lastly, I selected specific elements from the previous designs for a new composition.