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21 Ways That Lines Communicate
AUGUST 2012
The following information is taken from this web page which is more explanatory. Web pages come and go,
so if eventually the web page disappears, contact me for the full information
David

Lines are a versatile element of visual language. They communicate a wide variety of meanings, which are highly dependent
on the context  in which they appear and the characteristics of the line. The number of ways that lines communicate is
surprising.
Here are 21 of them.

1.    Lines isolate and separate

2.    Lines convey groupings

3.    Lines represent units of time

4.    Lines represent units of length

5.    Lines communicate brightness

6.    Lines convey sound

7.    Lines  communicate counting


. . . . . and maybe there are more - have a look at the Comments following the article

The same author,
Connie MALAMED, has also written an article about
The Visual Language of Dashed Lines  
CLICK HERE

MORE ON THE eDesignEd WEBSITE ABOUT DESIGN ELEMENTS: LINES HERE - but needs updating
15.  Lines signify importance

16.  Lines communicate transmission

17.  Lines represent static

18.  Lines depict the physical world

19.  Lines represent text

20.  Lines represent negation

21.  Lines signify links
8.    Lines represent numerical data

9.    Lines represent machine data

10.  Lines represent map information

11.  Lines communicate connection

12.  Lines convey emotion

13.  Lines communicate motion

14.  Lines depict perforation