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In the world of design, you read a lot about the acceptance or rejection of symmetry.

Wait, wait. Don’t go away. This blog entry, by the way, has to do with Audrey Hepburn’s gorgeous face.

You can reject symmetry in design based on the fact that human beings are decidedly not symmetrical. A perfectly symmetrical face looks odd – Ms. Hepburn’s face is not symmetrical. Your face is most likely asymmetrical – and your momma loved you just fine.

But what about math and its tricky friend, geometry? We can find beauty in a perfect circle, square or geometrical proof. A balanced quadratic equation is, I must say, an awesome design tool.

In fact, I don’t think you can say that symmetry is either old school or new school. Same with asymmetry.


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