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Design Terminology

What do the design words mean?

What is a circle vs. a sphere?

  • A circle is a two-dimensional figure
  • A sphere is a three-dimensional object

What is engraving vs. bas-relief?

  • Engraving is when a design (letters or images) is cut into material. 
  • Bas-relief is a light carving of a design into a surface. The image is raised a few inches from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect.