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That is possibly the longest title I will have for a post, it also has a Hollywood blockbuster ring to it. To all designers who know of the Golden Section and the Fibonacci series also know the information in this post is worth of a blockbuster title (minus the explostions) (Indiana Jones eat your heart out).

 

Golden section proportion

Graphic designers, artists, landscape designers architects often find themselves wondering how best to divide space in their pieces or work, I know I have many times. Its easy to keep pushing things around until they kind of look right.

A great starting point to creating aesthetically pleasing visuals is The Golden Section, also known as Golden Mean, Golden Ratio and Divine Proportion but commonly known as the golden section which is a solution to this frustrating dilemma. The division of space according to the Golden Section is a mathematical value known as Phi, pronounced “Phee” or 1.618 to be exact.

 

The relationship of the golden section and the Fibonacci series is within the numbers.

Starting at 0 and 1 and adding the last two numbers to the next equation.

 

This example explains what I mean

0 + 1 = 1

1 + 1 = 2

1 + 2 = 3

2 + 3 = 5

3 + 5 = 8

5 + 8 = 13

8 + 13 = 21

The larger the pair of sums grow the ratio between them approaches Phi or 1.618 which is the golden number

 

 

Fibonacci series and golden section

Fibonacci series and golden section

 

Squares created using the Fibonacci Series with quarter circles connecting each corner of each square creates a swirl that can be seen in nature, architecture, website design, brochure and art all over the world. The Fibonacci series was first created by Leonardo Fibonacci in 1202.

 

Golden section in nature

Golden section in nature

Golden section within a storm

 

Golden section in art

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa golden section

 

Golden section in architecture

Golden Section in architecture

Golden section within architecture

 

Golden section in Photography

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Golden section within photography

 

Keep an eye out for the Golden Selection and Fibonacci sequence in nature and everywhere around you Check out the studio set of BBC’s QI.

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