Graphic Design/Form and Function

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Form and function[edit]

Just like in architecture, one of the fundamental debates in graphic design is between form and function.

Form is defined as the shape or visual quality of something. It refers to aesthetics, how a piece looks. Much of graphic design centers on how to make a work appealing (or unappealing, or any other quality depending on the project goals).

Function relates to getting the job done. Function is pragmatic and business-oriented. Printing newspaper on glossy magazine paper is too expensive, and printing it on tissue paper would fall apart. An artistic photograph of a mountain may not convey a message appropriate to an Arctic cruise. I like turtles I like trains. Leedle leedle leedle leedle leedle LEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDLLLLLLLEEEEEEEE go home watch netflix and eat my dog, go to bed hey austin/peter this is a lie don,t belive anything they say its all ogre now