Hard Edge

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Hard Edge

A sharp, clearly defined edge in printed material. Sometimes, hard edges are used in marketing to draw attention to a particular part of an image. However, a hard edge may be a flaw in printing. It should not be confused with a hard dot.
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The Seel Street gallery describes the pieces as, at first glance, "constructed from a series of soft folds, but detailed examination reveals hard edges with different, almost incompatible, materials brought together to create something new.
Straight lines, hard edges and dark tones give some collections a sleek attitude this market.
At once exploiting and denying the tape's usefulness in creating hard edges, he generates painterly textures, atmospheres, and structures that alternately collude and compete with those borders.
Light too will play its part bringing out subtle semi-tones, as will the famous Bay Area mist which will soften hard edges as it passes through the tower's countless perforations.
Morgan Spurlock is Michael Moore with the hard edges of Moore's politics rounded off and the rounded contours of Moore's physique chiseled more finely.
These carbides create hard edges on iron castings that make machining difficult and are a contributing factor to tool breakage;
Enmeshed in an atmosphere of screened metallic spaces, vertical and horizontal, the dancers reflect the high-tech hard edges of their environment with outbursts of fierce acrobatic activity.
Both films have plenty of hard edges and ambiguity, unflinching frankness and an unforced poignancy.
Insertion and the original are clearly differentiated: the soft old walls, pierced in places by hooded windows, like eyes, have hard edges of engineering brick.
The hard edges of the aluminum and the precisely painted stripes, rectangles, and squares are systematically linear, but the layered surfaces appear to glow.
The captivating Rebels added hard edges and catchy choruses to brooding minor chords and plodding drums, a formula used over the years by bands from the Velvet Underground to Dream Syndicate to the Jesus and Mary Chain.
His early works were criticized by his professors for their jarring colors, hard edges, and "lack of consistency," which contradicted the colorist sensibility a la Bonnard cultivated at the academy.