The Art of Negative Space Illustration

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Tan Yau Hoong, a visual artist and graphic designer has created a series of fantastic negative space illustration. Here is the definition of negative space from wikipedia:

Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.

Negative space, to present the right message effectively using negative space is not an easy task and usually demands creativity and talent from designers. Sometimes, it needed to have a creative mind to decode the meaning behind it as well. Tan Yau Hoong does it really well.

  • Negative space - In Nostalgic Mood In Nostalgic Mood
  • Negative space - Coexistence Coexistence
  • Negative space - Beware of Those Hands Beware of Those Hands
  • Negative space - Day vs. Night Day vs. Night
  • Negative space - Sky Aperture Sky Aperture
  • Negative space - Moustacheville Moustacheville
  • Negative space - In Flying Colours In Flying Colours
  • Negative space - The Haunting Hand The Haunting Hand
  • Negative space - Sky Invader Sky Invader
  • Negative space - Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
  • Negative space - Erotic Literature Erotic Literature
  • Negative space - Spock in the Spork Spock in the Spork
  • Negative space - Eye on the City Eye on the City
  • Negative space - Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood
  • Negative space - Eco-Friendly Eco-Friendly
  • Negative space - Found Anything Yet? Found Anything Yet?
  • Negative space - Sound of Nature: Piano Sound of Nature: Piano
  • Negative space - Feather of Life Feather of Life
  • Negative space - Home Home
  • Negative space - Lost Memory Lost Memory



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