These four designs were chosen from the 100 sketches shown earlier. They proved to be somewhat better than the others on account of the balance between the positive and negative spaces (although of course there is always room for improvement!)
THe first of the four designs chosen from the sketches is made up of horizontal and vertical lines only. This design was chosen on account of its simplicity and asymmetrical balance, as well as the repetition of the descending lines and their rhythm.
There were no critiques for this in class.
The second design is diagonals only, and this design was chosen on account of its effort in making the diagonal movement go in the opposite direction of the actual diagonal lines.
Critiques from class:
- the viewer feels the need to see more of the design
- would like to see it take up more space (more positive space)
- not very balanced
- perhaps just one more line added (opposite diagonal?) to help the balance
This third design (curved lines only) was chosen on account of its balanced minimalism. The idea of this was to make the negative space work as hard as the positive space, which it does.
Although it is a single line, it is well placed.
The last design contains all vertical or horizontal, diagonal, and curved lines. This particular design was chosen because it held a better balance (along with a more interesting shape) than the others.
- good asymmetrical balanced
- too much continued negative space
- interesting shape
- a little awkward
- no physical division of space was not found bothersome
- not the best use of the space