The following exercise goal was to create typographical representations to present not only the following words, but also suggest their meaning:
sad • safe • sardonic • saucy • scholarly • serious • shadow • shattered • shy • short • silly • sinking • skimpy • sleek • smart • snowy • sodden • soothing • sordid • sophisticated • speed • squat • squeeze • stiff • stodgy • stoned • style • supine • swagger • sweet
Continue reading “Exercise: Playing with words”
Of course the history of typography is a vast subject, and one could spend countless hours going into the depths of the evolution of type. Continue reading “Research point – History of typography”
After quite a few months spent on part three (Visual Language) it was finally time to tackle the third assignment.
The brief was to:
[choose] a colour that has a meaning that [I] want to explore and celebrate.
I was allowed only to work with my chosen color, its complementary color, black, and white in order to explore visual dynamics and contrast, as well as to hopefully show off the skills and processes I was supposed to take with me from this unit.
Let’s get started…. Continue reading “Color me…”
The goal of this exercise was to make a montage or collage with a political message.
I’m not one to really think of myself as being political, despite having political beliefs. I read the news daily and vote regularly, which is why I feel I had a difficult time in creating a political montage / collage.
Continue reading “Exercise: Photomontage”
For this exercise, I am to create a series of 10 abstract designs in which I am to balance blocks of subordinate, dominant, and accent colors.
The designs are intended to be used as covers for guidebooks for the cities of Madrid, Malmo, Managua, Manchester, Manhattan, Marrakech, Marseilles, Melbourne, Montreal, and Mumbai. Continue reading “Exercise: Abstract cities”
For this next exercise, I started out by drawing two large grids in my sketchbook and filling one in with colors I liked and one with colors I disliked: Continue reading “Exercise: Understanding color”
Using only an image of a light bulb, the word ‘light bulb’ and a block of color, I had to create different designs that explore visual dynamics…
Continue reading “Exercise: Seeing the light”