Friday, March 25, 2011

image analysis

This second piece is printed on vellum formed into an envelope that fits over the Rogue Wave record. This project meant to take what we learned throughout the class and apply it to a recent work of graphic design. The envelope helped breakdown and identify the historical influences of the design of the record. Pictures of the physical entity to come.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

locating place: Identifying the Enveloped City

For the second part of the Locating Place project, students were required to create a non-PDF-able book relating to the east side of Austin. The only specific requirement was to include a text excerpt from Kevin Lynch, a former urban planner. Playing off of the past, present and future of a city life, I looked into archived images of Austin as well as two additional texts by an American sociologist and broadcast journalist encompassing different eras. The remaining images were taken from a class pool. My aim was to make the book into three different sections creating almost three separate books that created one whole, thus the colored pages seen from the side represent the center, enveloped city of the east side, encompassed in the whole of Austin, TX.

image text relationships

A requirement for graphic design history was to attend various assigned exhibitions around Austin and respond in any form desired. These responses required visits to the museums and documentation of the visit with some image/text investigation of the experience. This was a more enjoyable way of turning in simple paragraph, essay form responses.

concept map

The life cycle of a plastic bag concept map for the Junior Studio class was aimed at researching and mapping out a concept. The map functions as a explanation of the extended life of a plastic bag from manufacturing to efforts aimed to decrease the use of them in the first place. For my project I chose to focus on basic typography to display the information with accompanying side notes and infographics more fully demonstrating the gravity of the subject.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

locating place: east side flash piece

click here to see the interactive piece in action

This interactive flash piece was created to reflect my initial reflection of east Austin after a class documentation, with certain streets as boundaries. The piece requires the viewer to click several objects to essentially break them down to add them to a junk pile in the background. While I hope not to offend anyone who lives or works in this area, this was simply my first reaction to the ever expanding area.

Monday, March 21, 2011

surrealism presentation

The graphic design history class was structured like a chronological time line of design starting from the invention of writing all the way to the digital age. Each student was assigned an era of the time line and required to present to the class and essentially teach the students what is necessary to know about that specific topic. My assigned topic was Surrealism, the avant garde form of art that focused on the psychological aspect of how humans think and make and the relationship between the two. Included in the presentation was an exersize on the "Exquisite Corpse" one authentically used in making surrealist poetry and images.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

study abroad: spain

after studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain I wanted to make something for the group that went using some imagery immediately relevant to the areas we visited. inspired by Moorish design from the Alhambra palace in Granada i hid the word "Spain" in ornate Moorish-like design. the result was a 9.5 x 12.5 in screen printed poster.