Group Graphics Keyboard

A model for understanding the patterns in graphic language.

Graphic language includes the frameworks and formats that help facilitators organize text and images in the act of visualizing. These repeating, general patterns are illustrated in The Grove's Group Graphics® Keyboard.

During 30 years of exploration, The Grove has found that all the variations are reflections of seven, archetypal patterns. These are described in a model developed by David Sibbet in 1976 and tested worldwide over the following years. Learning the properties and challenges of each of these patterns is a key to improvising actively with graphic language, much as learning chord structures is a key to learning music.

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