2 X marks the spot
Most of the contact with the viewer lies in how an artist uses wellknown forms and signs. The circle, for example, is seen in nature around the world, such as the sun and eyes. But what about cultural signs? One of the most common Western symbols is a cross or X. Subliminally reminding the viewers of this is a great way to grab attention from a distance. Similarly, ships from the Star Wars films – the X-Wing and TIE Fighter – are based on letters of the alphabet.