Monday, November 30, 2009

Words for my denotative and spreads

Denotative Connotative

moon moon, waning gibbous, crescent, new


home blueprint, house, moving, vacant


water river, flood, scarce, drought

path street, boundary , crash, scrape

pyramid civilization, peak, decline, dow

Introduction Paragraph for Taxonomy

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.

F+S: PJ3 : Cataloging

This book titled Marks of Excellence, The History and Taxonomy of Symbols by Per Mollerup. This contemporary book relates to this last project as it classifies or catalogs modern symbols into three categories by history, function,and motif. As we also had to catalog our marks into different categories, this book depicts symbols such as the Coca Cola logo their origin and development , style and their classification in our society. As well how something can later have a different connotative meaning.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

seeing color: environmental harmonies II

While I was home, I paid closer attention to the color of my dad's ties ; I decided to use them as my color harmonies:


achromatic

monochromatic

complementary
triad
transparency






optical mixing
vibration

warm/ cool


warm-cool itten

contrast of extension (equal) itten

Munsell's helical

munsell's diagonal score





munsell's color arrangement (harmonious hues, values, and chroma)

munsell's color arrangement (harmonious hues, contrasting values and chroma)


munsell's color arrangement (contrasting hues, harmonious values, harmonious chroma)





color systems and color research first attempt

This is just my first attempt I will try to match it up to the Color Aid used on the left:




Monday, November 23, 2009

letter delineation


line





shape

tone
texture

taxonomy proposal II



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


Denotative Words

circle

circular

square

rectangular

half-circle

half

part

stroke

line

triangle

triad

trio



Connotative

moon

crescent

new

waning gibbous

moon trail

house

plan

blueprint

dwelling

deteriorating

torn

vacant

bare

foundation (building)

infrastructure

river

flood

recharging

drought

alignment

road

street

crash

scrape

pyramid

civilization

egyptian



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.

For instance:

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
Plan




Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Photoshop Layouts

These are some layouts for the website that will be devoted for my the element Caesium:

layout_01
layout_02
layout_03
layout_04


layout_05

Sunday, November 15, 2009

seeing color: environmental harmonies


Through these past two weeks I been taking pictures of certain color harmonies, I have decided on using clothes in department stores as a way to depict the different color harmonies.




transparency


achromatic


triad

monochromatic

light to dark




opposite , complementary (red orange/ blue)


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vector vs Bitmap


Bitmap
-The most common graphic format use on the web, except Flash.
-Bitmaps graphics are composed of pixels, each contains specific color information.

Pros
-Is ideal for photographic images where there are thousands, even millions of different colors.
-It contains the exact information (pixels) required for display.

Cons
-Can make bitmap bigger, it must allow the original image to get filled with extra pixels.there is no source of information in needs to guesstimate, then it fills the space with guessed colors.
-Any Bitmap image that has been scaled up becomes blurry.
-The "blocks" are evident --pixelation occurs. The sharpness will only be in the "original" or smaller file.
-Blurriness is obtained when you manipulate, rotate, skewing or distorting a bitmap image.

Vector

-Composed not by pixels, but instead vector: points, lines and curves.

Pros
-Through vector one can create really complex designs.
-The image doesn't loose quality-- at differe
nt sizes.
-Ideal for producing artwork which needs to presented in ideal for logos.
Cons
-Images must retain relatively simple, has a different texture, feel and when produced in detail: very little.
-Once a vector image is converted to bitmap there is no way to return to the originals state,therefore copies need to be kept one with he original vector artwork and the other one the bitmap.

Final Shapes



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Project 3: Reading Response : TIme and Motion

In the reading Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton , motion is a change that takes place in time. Motion can be implied or literal, any still image has implied motion or implied stasis. In animation there are several diverse ways in changing an image, such as scale, transparency, color, layer. It is important to have a style frame which serves as a template of the visual elements and their changes and things such as colors, typeface and other illustrative elements.
Implied motion: diagonal compositions or cropped elude to movement on a 2-Dimensional plane and an object centered or parallel appears to be stable and not moving.
Line: another element used to create movement a sketchy line in comparison to a very straight line reflects movement and dimensional curve lines project movement and depth.
Sequential time and connecting time and space: showing several images (rows, panels) and linking them either with a common point of connection.
Using repetition and transparency further implies movement.
Persistence of vision: the way our brain retains images and gives the illusion of movement as images appear rapidly in a sequence.
Animation Basics:
Frame: the smallest unit or a single still image.
Key-frames: are the fixed states; they are the first and the last frames of each short sequence of action.
Tweens: they are the in-between frames and allows smooth transition.
Change over time in an animation is done through the use of : changing position of an object, scale, color, shape and transparency.
Animating Type
Animating type is animated just like any graphical element but there is factors that need to be considered legibility and reading order. Words don't have to literally move but other transitions can happen such as fading in and out, flicker, change scale and color. The changes need to be down slowly to allow legibility, but need to take account that it can people will not wait for a really slow text and depending on the context it could add meaning and set the mood of the animation.
For planning an animation (just like we are doing as another element in our third project) a storyboard: visually summarize the key moments of an animation event, suggest the major changes of action. It contains notes about camera angles, soundtrack, timing, transitions, special effects.
Interactive graphics or logos are done through the use of code such as Flash, ActionScript, Java or Processing, through the use of behaviors.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taxonomy Proposal

As a part of our process in creating the content for our haiku, we created a pages of marks utilizing non-traditional tools. These 30 + pages of marks , I will arrange them for this catalog in connotative and denotative characteristics. I will assemble this marks in a book 6"x9" and bound in a Japanese stab binding format in a horizontal format. I will also arrange my marks in a form of a gradient from structural to a less structural mark. I will scan my marks at high resolution and placed them on a toned paper, perhaps similar to the one I used for my mark making process. There will be 2 marks per page in which it will allow when open for 4 marks to evident on the spread in which the connection between structural and less structural mark be viewed. I will like to title my book: Taxonomy: Configuration of Form. After the cover the table of Contents will list the arrangement and there after the pages of marks will begin for even amount of 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.
For the covers I will use illustration board cover in book cloth :


Denotative:

circle
half-circle
flat
lines
square
fan
round
twig
handle
cloth
splashes
puddles
triangles
scribble

Connotative:

moon
air
incomplete
trapped
mountains
nature
delicate
ditch
arrows
skirt
stairs
chaos
confusion

Sunday, November 8, 2009

color harmony: Munsell's depth



Using color aid I created meaningful, color harmony studies based on Munsell's Eight Basic Color Arrangements.

I used the following groupings to create "meaningful" studies:

-music -plastic
-dance -wood
-art -glass
-theater -metal