shaping and design : Crash course : Central axis setting tourplease scroll top tour

This sort of setting is worse formable and hardly to be combined with other sorts of setting.
An instructor of mine once said, with central axis setting you can hardly do wrong (which could be true) but at least it seems mostly boring.


At all events you should avoid mixing symmetric and asymetric setting. Because then good forming is nearly impossible.

An exception is the setting of poems. Either you have to obey the line-endings of the poet or you are more free in shaping, because you can put emphasis on the message of the poem with shrewd line-endings.