February 14, 2018

Week 04 - Rhythm (14 February 2018)

Illustration of sponges.
Illustration of sponges.
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The illustration has rhythm across the artwork with the round cylinder shapes. The shapes are aligned diagonally and are given even space which results in a pattern on the top of the shapes. The pattern is consistent throughout the artwork as it forms a staircase pattern that represents rhythm.

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Source: The book doesn't have an exact title but the closest I found was Japanese Art on the graphic design section, 2nd floor in the Parkland Library.

February 7, 2018

Week 03 - Balance (7 February 2018)

Image of a boy and monkey with a battery in the middle.
Image of a boy and monkey with a battery in the middle.

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The photograph has a balance between the two figures and the one object. Both the young boy and the monkey wearing a head gizmo and relatively similar in height. The battery is located in the middle and while there are some cords sticking out to the right of the battery, it is still approximately symmetrical. The background and the black border are relatively the same with only the text being on the right side. But like stated earlier, the position of the figures and objects make it an approximate symmetry.

Source:
Navta Journal (June/July 2015)


January 31, 2018

Week 02 - Unity (31 January 2018)

Untitled (Ocean) made in 1969 by Vija Celmins.
Untitled (Ocean) by Vija Celmins
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The drawing has a lot of unity with how each element including the shadows, lights, values and gradients all mix together well to produce a realistic ocean design. The elements don't argue with each other to where it loses it realism but work together to create a beautiful drawing.
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Source
Stewart, Mary. "Unity and Variety." Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Two-Dimensional Design. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. 66. Print.

January 24, 2018

Week 01 - Variety (24 January 2018)

Open books stacked with other open books.
Open books stacked with other open books.
Image from Communication Arts - November 2004 Edition.