Sunday, January 31, 2010

(in progress) change one thing poster PROCESS


1. began brainstorming did some research on some websites. here are a couple:

2. thumbnails (of three ideas):
. etiquette idea
. multicultural idea
. slow food idea

3. initial compositions and iterations on ideas: (I spread myself too thin and thought about more ideas than I should have).

1.mulicultural idea:

2. slowfood idea

3. etiquette idea:

4. I realized that it was a bad habit of mine to be thinking latterally too much, so I decided to only focus on one idea.
Therefore, I chose the 'multicultural idea' and developed it using different ways of rendering it and exploring different ways
dealing with the type and image and how they relate to one another:

-FIRST I looked at maps that I had collected from online and printed some of them on paper that I
had stained. I also rendered by drawing maps, and cutting others out, and scanning them in in different ways:

-EVENTUALLY I came up with something like this:

(changed typeface to NEWS GOTHIC STD)

-I then considered applied another method of rendering the maps so that they would look more accurate, and the idea of Pangea would come across better. I also continued to consider another possible option for the background:

-Eventually I got to this:

type, image, message.

Reading Type, Image, Message helped to fortify my awareness and sensitivity to how type and image relate to one another. I'm glad to have a resource that I may refer to when I am in need of necessary formal instruction.

It is imperative for a graphic designer to be, in some way, aware of these concepts (separation, fusion, fragmentation, and inversion). What is more, it is because of these thoughtful methods of communication that the graphic designer is able to effectively communicate anything and everything to any specific audience – in more than one way.

When designing anything graphic, I shall make a habit of always considering each method of communication by thinking about how both type and image will relate. I'm sure that there is more than one good way of combining text and image – I shall endeavor to find the best and most effective way of creating a message that any particular audience may relate to.

Friday, January 29, 2010

slow food movement

The elephant that paints representationally. It's fascinating.




One of the burdens of having a creative mind is that ideas (sometimes even million dollar ideas) come and go like the snap of a finger. That is why it's always very important to be in the habit of recording any little thing that we think of, as Ed Boyden says. Unfortunately for me a lot of my ideas come to me verrry early in the morning when I am inspired by them, but too much like a zombie to write them down. Now that is a challenge, but a feasible one none the less – ideas are valuable things.

Following these guidelines that he offers will be a helpful tool - and makes one think of how every person functions differently, and how important it is to know how one processes as an individual.

I especially like the idea of writing and drawing notes from every conversation, and recording it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Project I: research


.IDEAS (thinking laterally)

1. "mind your manners" - focusing on general basic etiquette of people in a public environment.



Monday, January 25, 2010

Project I: the story

–prancing in the parlor



.fire place

.book shelves



.wooden floor






–Climbing a Mountain
.mountain climbers outfit
.climbing shoes
.walking stick
.shoe laces
.pine trees
.flora and fauna
.animals (friendly or hostile)

–Romance in the Woods

–Breaking the Seem

–Becoming Smart
-writing utensils

.odds and ends
.messy room