Good Design Good Writing
Do they share rules?
Think about it
Here's some famous design guidelines or rules or principles
LESS EQUALS MORE
or minimalism is good
equivalent to the advice to AVOID EXCESS VERBIAGE?
The Three color rule = Avoid using too many adjectives and adverbs?
Include and Balance your WHITE SPACE
Know when to make a pause? When to end a section chapter or paragraph?
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
Do lengthy essays begin in blog posts or journal articles?
Should you try to summarize an epic as one illustration ?
Is a giant milk crate pointless even if you claim its ironic pop art of a cultural item?
KNOW YOUR MATERIALS
Okay that one is kinda obvious?
How many design philosophies summarized as rules or principles have you come across that can be applied to multiple media visual social written etc?
Yes I'm being philosophical but its a cold wet afternoon in Sydney!