Horizontal/Vertical Design Diagonal Line Design .
Curved Line Design Multi-Type Line Design
Horizontal/Vertical Line Sketches
I made my selection for my final design from this group because I enjoyed the hard division of a thick horizontal line, but I wanted to incorporate the cascading vertical arrangement as well. I felt the design I went with used the space well and created interesting dynamics while fulfilling the aforementioned desires.
Diagonal Line Sketches
I chose my final design from the diagonal sketches because I felt as though it compelled the viewer to examine the composition as a whole rather than singling out the individual lines. It also gave an unexpected softer shape to a type of line that usually is employed in creating hard corners and points.
Curved Line Sketches
I decided on my final curved line design because of how strongly it emphasized the negative space in the center. I was really enjoy the gravity of that focal point. I also liked the juxtaposition of the square in the negative space and the implied circles that made it apparent. Like the diagonal line piece, it acts against the usual purpose of the lines used, creating something hard and flat instead of smooth and flowing like curved lines normally would.
Multi-type Line Sketches
While I enjoyed a lot of the designs in this group, I thought the one I chose carried the most weight and commanded the viewer’s eye toward the focal point more authoritatively than any of the rest. I also thought it more readily reinforced the horizontal and diagonal lines through the negative space, whereas many of the others only exhibited those lines positively.
- Designs are well-balanced
- Designs are clean and compact
- Exhibited implied shape well
- Didn’t explicitly divide the space, but did imply division
- Diagonal design lacks boldness/”oomph”
- Character similar through all four pieces
- Curved lines are roughly cut in some places
After our class critique, I realized that my execution of my diagonal line concept fell short of the striking effect that I really wanted. So I chose to redesign it, using much more bold lines and a strong dividing line this time so as to make a more firm statement.