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Is there a name, term, or practice for off-centering things based on volume rather than by width and height?

As an interface designer, and just as a designer in general, I often notice that I feel the need to place things slightly off-center in order to make them appear centered and balanced, due to the ...
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3answers
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Mathematically calculating visual balance

Is it possible to mathematically calculate visual balance? Below is an example of what I mean. Both images contain the letters "M" and "C," but are aligned differently. In the first image, the ...
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Centring letters in circles [duplicate]

Are there any rules for centring lower case letters like a 'd' in a circle? To me it doesn't look right unless it's moved more to the left but then it's not in the middle.
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Optical corrections - is it ok to make a logo mark a little off center to balance it off?

Here is an example I am working on: The left one if is visualy more balanced to me (it's compensating the off balance of the mark which is lighter on the right) and the right one is perfectly ...
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Is there a formula/method to center objects when software centering appears visually “off”?

Imagine a group of objects, type and elements. If I use software to "align on centers", visually the topmost element appears off center due to the weight of other elements. It's not off center. It's ...
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How to correctly choose protrusion for letters and hanging punctuation?

A small preamble: (mostly technical, can be skipped) I am a mathematician and prepare my documents with LaTeX. The documents made in LaTeX usually have very distinctive look because of the CM font (I ...
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Did I choose a good typeface to accompany my logo?

I have a logo (the swan) and need to choose a font to accompany it. I would like to make two logos: One where the company name is under the swan logo. Another one where the swan size is similar to ...
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Hoefler text, capital and apostrophe

Consider the following snippets featuring the kerning between L' and the following word expérience, which is a common occurrence in French, for several classic fonts, as well as the relatively new ...
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How can I achieve this typographic result in Photoshop

I am wonder if this could be achieved in photoshop with a plugin or with what. It seems for me like the text is not only justified. Every single line appears to be scaled in relation with the length ...
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Logo design: Suggestions for how to apply proportions of logomark and logotype in horizontal layout

I have been playing around a bit with logo design as of late, and I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions or can recommend approaches for defining the sizing of a logomark when juxtaposed with ...
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Text centering in a circle [duplicate]

I'm designing a labeled circle and so far it's been a struggle of finding the perfect vertical position for a one letter label. Currently I have two options. Which one seems better centered?