The negative space is done really well here. The shape of the old player creates a bird; however, the circle for the birds eye is distracting.
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Hi by Assorted Prints Ben, via Behance
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This is a great example of figure ground relationship. The shape is perceived as a figure, and the eye separates the object from the background that surrounds it.
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Figure and ground-Figure-definate shape,recognisable.Ground-indefinate shape,continuous non recognisable
Cavalera great use of negative and positive space
The way they use negative space to create the image of the mouse is really interesting to me. I almost didn't see the mouse at first. Creating something like that always seemed super difficult to me