Designers have a tough job, conveying ideas without words. While there are loads of elements that come together to make great images work, designer Zeven Design has created an excellent and thorough guide to one of the most essential pieces: lines.
This guide shows how lines and shapes can be used to convey moods and ideas simply as part of the structure of an image. The lengthy post includes movie poster examples for most of the elements, so you can see what the designer is referring to with each post. It’s helpful for graphic designers, but it’s also simple enough that anyone can read and get a little bit better of an understanding of the world of design that’s constantly used to influence how we feel about different media.