Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
SNAP THIS TWIG
WHAT A PRETTY FAN!
This project main objective was to understand the relationship between meaning and form, understanding the process and the aesthetic of mark making and creating shapes. Creating abstract shapes and turning them to symbols, a more universal language. Time and motion and their role in connecting time and space. I have 3 shapes for each of the line of the haiku above. These shapes were used for a final animation using Flash to animate this static shapes and the use of text to emphasize their meaning.
Line 2: Snap this twig for handle...
Line 3: What a pretty fan!
Paul Rand ( August 15, 1914- November 26, 1996) was a well known graphic designer, he is known for his corporate logos such as the IBM, UPS and ABC. He attended Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. He designed many posters and cooperate identities as already mentioned. His early work in page design was the beginning of his reputation. Some of the transitions that I could identify are:
Monday, November 30, 2009
path street, boundary , crash, scrape
pyramid civilization, peak, decline, dow
Taxonomy Book Title:
Taxonomy : Trajectory of Marks
Sumi- e derived from two Japanese characters no 濃 (dense) and tan 淡 (dilute). Together they mean “no-tan” meaning the different ink densities produced by water and ink. Sumi-e is black ink paintings on white paper. Simplicity is the most outstanding characteristic of this wash painting technique.
In a modern legend, it tells the story of an artist named Karen Villalba, whom was asked to make a catalog of marks. She created pages of marks and left out the tools that she utilized to create the marks with. When she was asked why, Karen explained that the tools were the physical and tangible elements of the physical world. If she had depicted the tools would come to life. The marks that are left on the page, simply reduced the appearance of the tools, and it keeps their souls. The souls of the tools are the more structured marks and yet their trace is just a capture of the unseen.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
This is my second proposal, I have decided to assemble to my taxonomy, in an accordion style book, size will be 6” x 9” in a horizontal layout, (technically 6”x11”--I will use the extra two inches in the horizontal plane for the binding). For my binding I will like to I will use the combination of a stronger white paper or perhaps a tinted paper with rice paper. As I mentioned in my previous proposal I will arrange my marks from structural to a less structural mark. I will scan these marks at high resolution and placed them in the page. There will be 2 marks per page, meaning that on the spread there will be 4 to make evident on the spread the structural to a less structural mark. I will like to pursue a different kind of binding, in which at the edges I will have bamboo sticks to make the pages look like they are smaller scale Japanese scrolls. I will use book binding mesh use for the spine of hardcover books as a binding attachment material.
Pages and Content
Title: Taxonomy: Marks and their Traces
Introduction Page - Describes the philosophy of Sumi-e .
Table of Contents- it will list shapes or my most structural marks of the shapes and the subheading will be the traces.
- 5 spreads
I feel that during the creation of these marks using the medium of ink and using water to toned done the intensity of our marks; is very similar to brush painting. The philosophy of Oriental sumi-e in which the goal" is not to recreate the appearance of the subject but it's soul. " I feel that with these marks the "soul" of the shape is the imprint left in the paper. My book will deal with the cognation of the simple shapes bring and in the context of their trace or path that the leave behind--or soul.
Circle or cicular-- Moontrail : moon, crescent, waning gibbous, new
square---- Moving: blueprint, house, deteriorating, vacant
half-circle, part: Condensation: river, flood, recharging, drought
line: road : street, sidewalk, crash, scrape, dent
triangle: enlightenment: pyramid, ancient, point, stable, development, monumental, trace
Picture of model