I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for. —Georgia O’Keeffe
In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral; it has four equal sides and four equal 90-degree angles.
A square is also technically a rhombus, a kite, a parallelogram, a quadrilateral, and a rectangle.
Squares signify stability. They are sturdy shapes that suggest familiarity, safety, and honesty. Their straight lines and sharp corners represent order and rationality. The uniformity of a square signifies equality.
Squares can also suggest rigidity or hardness.
In people, a square is understood as someone uncool or boring. Not so in design. We like both kinds of squares.
They are the most common shapes among man-made objects – from architecture to book pages.
Squares: Visual simplicity. Or building blocks for more intricate designs…