Áron Jancsó is a talented Hungarian graphic designer and typographer. He has been designing lots of typefaces, corporate identities and posters. Jancsó sometimes even designed every single letter for the posters. He described his style as “a blend of modernism, street culture and calligraphy, but it is also very experimental.” Many of his works articulate the relationship of figure and ground. I believed he is much influenced or inspired by certain Gestalt principles. e.g.Typographic Poster II, Ogaki Typeface and French Film Festival . Some of his works below are good references to interpret Gestalt laws:
According to factor of pragnanz (Wertheimer, 1923, p. 301), every letter in the Fig. 1 is clearly displayed despite in a complex grouping.
In Fig. 2 and Fig. 3, according to factor of closure and factor of pragnanz (Wertheimer, 1923, p. 301), we are still able to recognize every single letter even though certain part of the fonts have been cut off.
In Fig. 4, various sizes of fonts are categorized in accordance with factor of similarity (Wertheimer, 1923, p. 301).
According to the factor of direction (Wertheimer, 1923, p. 301), our attentions tend to follow the path which directionally leads us to the headline ‘WKU Tournées French Film Festival’ (Fig. 5).
Wertheimer, Max (1923) ‘Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms’, Untersuchungen zur Lehre von der Gestalt 2 (4), 301-350,http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Wertheimer/Forms/forms.htm (visited 15/10/13)