Nesting in Graphic Design



The inspiration for this post was sparked by a random youtube video on one of the main graphic design principles. “Hierarchy”.

Hierarchy is the ordering of text into Titles, subtitles, and body parts. But the video goes much further and explains that the cover itself is the first nesting layer, then the main text inside the second layer, and captions of images, etc. make up tertiary structures within the magazine.


You just traveled through an array of nested pages. Websites are digital human-built nests.