Illustrations convey what photos can't. To communicate complex and abstract ideas, we need visual tools that tell stories and provide metaphors. Microsoft illustrations are more than sketches, they're stories full of character, delightful surprises — and layers of meaning.
Purposeful, not decorative.
Design with illustration to bring meaning to a specific scenario. Our illustration is always purposeful, never decorative or superfluous.
Content placement example
Using the visual metaphors in our illustrations, we can communicate even the most complex ideas clearly and simply.
Do not compose glyphs as illustrations for large placements and heroic modules.
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