For her senior thesis at the Dokuz Eylul University of Fine Arts, Efil illustrated 10 principles—balance, hierarchy, pattern, rhythm, space, proportion, emphasis, movement, contrast, and unity—in the refreshingly old-school medium of 3-D cut-paper collage. "I wanted to question what are the fundamental elements of design besides creativity," Turk tells Co.Design. Each principle is cleverly illustrated: "Emphasis" features an orange and red triangle popping out against a background of gray and black; "Space" is illustrated with an open swath of white, fringed with colorful zigzags; "Hierarchy" is represented by a pyramid.
50-centimeter-by-70-centimeter prints of the posters are available for purchase for $105 each (!) by contacting Turk at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Editor's note: Prints are no longer for sale.]
[All Images: Efil Türk]