Guide to the Golden Ratio
There's a common mathematical ratio found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, natural looking compositions in your design work. We call it the Golden Ratio, although it's also known as the Golden Mean, The Golden Section, or the Greek letter phi. Whether you're an illustrator, art director or graphic designer, it's well worth considering the Golden Ratio on any project. The designer's guide to grid theory In this article, we'll explain what it is, how you can use it, and point to some great resources for further inspiration and study... Closely related to the Fibonacci Sequence (which you may remember from either your school mathematics lessons or Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code), the Golden Ratio describes the perfectly symmetrical relationship between two proportions. If you remove this square from the rectangle, you'll be left with another, smaller Golden Rectangle. Golden Ratio in use Greek architecture The final result is a building that feels entirely in proportion.