Rhythm is apparent throughout the natural world and has been part of the human experience since the earliest beings began to recognize patterns. Unity is sometimes confused with the word order. Both terms  can reflect the various ways we mortals go about making sense out of a natural world populated with explosions, collisions, entanglements, etc. Unity is comprised of various modes.  Rhythm and Unity are inspired by both chaos and order, the foundational framework for all the visual arts.  Rhythm existed long before there was a need to identify it with a name. Call it anything you’d like. The name is immaterial compared to its underlying presence, benefit and affect.  Rhythms can evoke complexity or simplicity. Some folks consider visual rhythm a tough cookie to convey through traditional means, and generally speaking, that’s been true – that is until now. Welcome to DesignPrinciples101.com.

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