Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

8 Texts

"Very few terms have been used so habitually and carelessly as the word ‘experiment’. In the field of graphic design and typography, experiment as a noun has been used to signify anything new, unconventional, defying easy categorization, or confounding expectations. As a verb, ‘to experiment’ is often synonymous with the design process itself, which may not exactly be helpful, considering that all design is a result of the design process. The term experiment can also have the connotation of an implicit disclaimer; it suggests not taking responsibility for the result. When students are asked what they intend by creating certain forms, they often say, ‘It’s just an experiment…’, when they don’t have a better response."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ephemeral Expressions

The written word, unlike the spoken, is static and unchanging. Printed words retain their documented sameness, unlike the words of our memory, which are malleable. It is language’s poetic nuance and potential for abstraction and interpretation that gives it depth and substance. Writing has allowed us to pin down, revise and craft words, allowing expression, symbolism, abstraction and revisitation.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Flat Cities "Processville"

The “Flat Cities” project is an imagined city, place, or space constructed out of paper and flattened as a pattern to be assembled. The project explores how city related themes and concepts can be communicated by applying a graphic system to three dimensional paper forms.

Meet Bertha, she is a Hereford beef cow representing the steps in which ground beef is processed.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

La Musica

The group La Musica comes to Ringling asking students to design possible posters for them to use for the International Chamber of Music Festival. This was my idea! I'm still working on the type so I could possibly use this as a portfolio piece

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sense of place

A few very rough spreads from the sense of place project in my graphic design class.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Frenetic Synaesthetic

Sound by its nature is an abstract and temporal manifestation. Even
though we recognize certain sounds and their connection to specific
objects or actions, there is a wide range of possible interrpetation.
Likewise, we make associations with particular notes or sounds and
their combination and sequencing, whether they are composed or
incidental as in the case of the outdoor environment.