Constructing positive and negative space using inversion techniques

I had the unique opportunity to learn design with a two-week internship at a studio for visual communication.

In that short time (when computers weren’t an integral part of the design process), my learning came by experimenting with the raw materials.

One of my assignments was to create letters from geometric shapes.

I cut geometrical parts from sheets of paper, and glued them on paper of the opposite color spectrum to create the letters. I used the remainder material in the same fashion. The negative shapes describe the space around the letters.

E-Neg

E-Pos

X-Neg

X-Pos

One of my assignments was to create letters from geometric shapes, and I came up with the idea to cut out parts of sheets of paper, and realising that I could use the remaining pieces to create the opposite. These are the results