2020 Block 1.1 Digital Designs
Text and lettering are an essential part of graphic design: they are what we use to communicate ideas in business and in everyday exchanges. We've been exploring what possibilities exist by the placement of words on a page, that becomes, in essence, visual poetry:
By Day 8 of Block 1.1, we were really able to put our knowledge of methods for using type and layout to use, by creating whimsical simple poster designs, that also continued to develop our skills in using layered, complex imagery while keeping the focus and message simple. Be sure to click on these images and see them as a slideshow, in order to see the full image and layout design.
On Days 6 and 7 of Block 1.1, we launched into a photo-editing program (Pixlr), and among other things, worked on combining layers of different images to create new surrealistic pictures via blending modes, erasing of foregrounds, or the simple addition of fun PNGs.
Before we get too far into design, it's important for us to get a handle on creating vector graphics; which have a unique way of create clean clear lines and angles:
On our 4th and 5th days of class this block, we launched into using photo-editing software, such as Pixlr. Initial explorations are with the use of filters and effects:
In the first couple of days of class this August, we simply worked on our skills at visual design, becoming comfortable with available tools for drawing. These first pictures are abstract, non-representational explorations in the placement and layout and particularly the difference between line (1-dimension) shape (2-dimensional) and form (3-dimensional):