What is Whitespace (or Negative Space)?

Whitespace (also called “negative space”) refers to any area of design that isn’t filled with visual content. The space doesn’t have to be the color white necessarily, but it’s the absence of design.

Designers sometimes use negative space to convey hidden messages or meanings or to tease the viewer into seeing various shapes, symbols, and letters in the white space used.

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