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Monday, July 13, 2009

Design Using the Golden Ratio

From the DownloadSquad

' .. The Golden Ratio has been used in design for ages. Such greats as DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Rembrandt, Mondrian, and LeCorbusier utilized it in many of their works. Even Mother Nature utilizes the proportion - in nautilus shells and pine cones, for example.

For a simple way to put it to work in your own designs, see Phiculator. It's available as a free app for Windows and as an OsX widget....
Actually this is quite trivial if you think of it, see the comments.

Wim Van de velde sends along some other interesting sites on the topic: Furniture design, a Golden ratio site, via Wolfram, A design group and the suggestion that phi designs are inviting and calming.

Update: And as seen by Disney.

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