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October 14, 2022


Part 2 in a series

In the September 2022 email, we looked at how the Golden Ratio came to be. Now let’s see how this gets incorporated into our historic and everyday existence

First, let’s look at nature.

Take a look in your garden. Buttercups have 5 petals; lilies and iris have 3 petals; some delphiniums have 8; corn marigolds have 13 petals; some asters have 21 whereas daisies can be found with 34, 55 or even 89 petals. While the Golden Ratio doesn’t account for every structure or pattern in the universe, it’s presence cannot be discounted. Now get a load of the patterns in nature that match the spiral:

Design using the Golden Ratio is just about everywhere you look. Here are some fantastic examples.

Architecture has used the Golden Ratio perspective pretty much since humans began to construct buildings and other structures. Take a look at the following examples.

golden ration eiffel tower st pauls cathedral

Some of the most famous pieces of art also reflect the concept of the Golden Ratio. It’s all about the proportion.

golden ratio tsunami wave
golden ratio cat

In our next post, we will review how the golden ratio is used in modern logo designs.