Monday, December 20, 2010

Shapes that Attract Us

Over the years, I have learned some interesting tidbits about designing ads that are eye-catching.  There are certain shapes and colors that get our attention.  The triangle and the oval are two shapes that seem to draw us in.  The car manufacturers around the world have long understood this.  Take a look at some car logos from China and see how they have used these shapes creatively to catch your eye.

The two top colors that we respond to are blue and red.  The next time you are making your own invitations, try using these shapes and colors in your design to get maximum impact.

I wonder if the triangle shape we are attracted to has anything to do with the Trinity?  Deep down, we are always searching.  Maybe the triangle is related to some kind of innate capacity we have that nudges us to seek the Creator?  We are also drawn to the number three.  Look around.  Everything seems to be packaged in three's.  We have the three blind mice, Goldilocks and the three bears, the three stooges and the three muskateers.  Maybe the number three is a subliminal part of our minds, planted there to help draw us closer to the Creator?  If you are seeking Him, you won't have to venture far.  He is all around you.  He is present in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit...

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