Tonight’s in-class project was to approach six ideas or emotions, and express them successfully using any configuration/combination and quantity of solid black squares. Once again, not a huge fan of in-class work, but here goes nothing.
First, we have “Order”. I immediately thought of numerical or logical order, so I went with a motif of 4 squares subdivided into numerical values represented by black squares. Is it as obvious as I thought?
Next We have “Increase”. I wanted to do a design based on a slope, a lot like bars on a cell phone. I didn’t think it looked as interesting read from left to right, so I flipped it around. The squares increase from right to left.
Third, we have “BOLD”. I wanted a design that mimicked the way we react to bold letters in a paragraph. The eye is immediately drawn to the bold components and then we start to realize the surrounding, smaller components.
Next is “Congested”. My approach to this was something like rush hour traffic, or those animations of clotted arteries you see on medication commercials. The idea is a sort of clogged/cluttered lane, with less going on on either side.
Number five, “Playful”. This one was the most difficult concept for me, and I was surprised when I heard classmates jumping right into this one. I wanted a sense of wavy movement, because I think of playing as moving around, bouncy, a silliness with my younger sibs.