“the whole of anything is greater than its parts”
I still remember the countless hours I spent staring at the above line, trying to understand what it meant. This was the textbook definition of Gestalt theory, which gave me headaches as I tried to break it down or relate it to something I could understand. Yet, it was being touted as one of the major principles that every graphic designer must know. It took me a while to fully comprehend the concept of Gestalt, but now it makes a lot of sense. This note is for those who are still struggling to understand the above sentence.
The core idea is this— When assembled in the right way, the final result will be much more meaningful than it’s raw materials put together.