I really liked this part of the project, since we were able to work with a partner and use illustrator. For this project, me and my partner Romie picked a color that represents us both for the logo color and picked a relative personality color that represented us separately. We came up with idea for the logo should be a abstract. I think it was a great idea, since many people done a silhouette of an animal. I came up with this logo that combined with Romie ‘s hobbies. (*On the right) Including the curves that represents the creativeness and the pointy thorn looking curves indicates his smartness that goes straight to his point. Lastly, the little circle shows his personality that makes everything in put together. It took us about the whole class time to work on gathering ideas of personality wise, colors and hobbies. Including working on the illustrator and finishing it. It took me about hour and thirty minutes to place the logo on to the actual color paring. Ruffly it me about in total of four hours and thirty minutes.
The land before time
Ink brush on paperback book page
In recreation of Tom Philips’ humument, Ceron produced a story only using image and text. Inspired from the human life span, his story touches on topics of time and regrets. Achievable through value and contrast Incorporation of stopwatches connect harmoniously with the text leaving viewers with a message of their own.
Ink brush on book page
Using the method of blocking out words, Ceron invents a graphics related poem. Themes of passion, love and nostalgia are experienced throughout allowing viewers to connect a story of their own. Glistening love signifies purity and passion at its finest.
Ink on bookpaper
Not every love is the same. Love varies between friends, family, significant others and even pets. To symbolize variations of love, Ceron illustrates repitition of hearts each distinct from the other.
This exhibit is presented by Ayano Morishima. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, then moved to New York where she now lives and studies. Tom Phillips, an English artist who set a task himself to find a second-hand book for altering every page by painting, collage, and cut-up techniques to create an new pieces of art, called *Humument. Morishima created a humument called, La Fay-Vaile a new story that shows the viewer the three designs, Gates to Wonder, Book to Wonder, and Dreams to Wonder about how anyone can rewritten the destiny of the book.
Understanding Phillips’ concept behind his creative art work, Morishima combined different techniques she learned from her *Graphic design principle 1100 and English 1101 class to create a humument book. She changed the theme of the book, Wishes to a crazy wonderland theme to show completely different side of wonderland. She also got ideas from the origin of the story, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by a English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym, Lewis Carroll in 1865.
To create the humument design, she used her technique in using ink brush pen, *x-acto knife, old book and folding to show the viewers, the new kind of story that unfolds. For the first design, Morishima used the ink pen brush to make many repetition of connected diamonds to indicate a chandelier, blocking out most of the text in the book to show how visible text are connected to the picture that is shown as a ground. In addition, using figure and ground technique to show the viewers where exactly to see; in her case, the shapes of the ground shows more vividly since the black ink, the figure blocks out other context. For the second, she used x-acto knife to cut open a block of text at the bottom of the page and glued only in the middle. By doing this, she wants the viewers to show there is a book in a book. Same as the first design, she used the technique of figure and ground, showing the ground to block other context with the figure. In addition, by folding the corner to the right top, it shows the next design that shows the technique of a *chromatic gray that Morishima learned. Down into the rabbit hole, it leads the viewers to go though the door to read a little book that came from the concept of the original. For her last design, she created the after math of Wonderland. The madness in wonderland was finally came to the end; still in the land, the ballerina indicates the beautiful dream that it stabilizes the wonders in the wonderland.
Many would think that the ballerina could be Alice, however it is not necessary that the ballerina indicates Alice, since her being is the character in the original story, which is completely different from Morishima’s humumet art. She also used ink brush pen to create curtains on the right and left sides to show that she is on a stage, and other words that fits with the concept of the page, such as dancer, moment, felt, perfect, and choice.
Morishima, made this humument to attract people who are interested in creating their own story. It conveys though out each pieces of art work and detailed design, where it tells the message in the theme. Single page contains a message where Morishima’s story that she made though out the humument art, she wants the viewers to understand that stories can be can be rewritten to make new ones. Even characters, make them have their own destiny with out following the original story.
*Humument: Entirely new version of book that is created from the original, such as adding painting, collage and cut-up techniques. Link
*Aka. COMD 1100; college courses that is part of Learning Community: Ways of Seeing. Link
*X-acto: aka. Utility knife; short, sharp blade mounted on a pen-like aluminum body, used for crafting and hobbies, such as model making. Link
*Chromatic Gary: Grays that exhibit a subtle, but discernible hue; created by adding larger amounts the complement and white. (COMD |Chromatic Gray Studies) Class 19 Link
Free-Study – Paired Color Identities with Simultaneous Contrast
Step 1 – Color Research Process.
FINAL COLOR – Saturated Red
FINAL COLOR – Yellow
Step 2 – Color Mockups
Step 3 – Icon Research Process
Step 4/5: Icon Mockup / Final Execution / Presentation
This Part of this project was fun to create. We had to chose a color that represents our partners personalities and then create an icon that would represent them while also creating Simulated contrast.
Time – This took about 4 hours.
This exhibit is presented by Jaichan Kirty, Jaichan Kirty was born and raised in Guyana, then moved to New York where he now lives and studies. Gathering inspiration from Tom Phillips’s altered text, A Humument, Kirty curate a project that integrates both words and visuals. A Humument is an altered book has unique combinations of literary and art, the author merged art with the connotation of specific words to exhibit two different genres into one. This book created by Tom Phillips, was released in 20th century. Like Phillips, Kirty found an inexpensive used book entitled Portrait of Ivan. The Portrait of Ivan is about a young boy coming of age while he is also discovering himself. Kirty transformed this book into new artistic creations both in appearance, by using ink, paint, pencil, cut outs, and folding.
Kirty also created a new title and theme for Portrait of Ivan. He had many ideas into the new title but finally decided on one, which is Portrait Van. The idea behind this new title came from the new juxtaposition theme for Portrait of Ivan, which is mysterious and creepy. This is a juxtaposition of Portrait of Ivan because a boy coming of age is supposed to be nice and pleasant. The opposite of that is mysterious and creepy. In order for Kirty to create these compositions and start changing Portrait of Ivan into Portrait Van. Kirty blocked out a huge amount of the pages and selected words and phrases to emphasize. He then created images using those words and phrases he wanted to emphasize in that page of the book.
The first piece of this exhibit is called, So that’s what it looks like. In English 1101, Kirty learned ahout over lapping New Yorks, which he incorporate in this pieces. Overlapping New Yorks include juxtapositions such as old and new, residential and commercial, historic and replaceable, natural and man-made, constructed and under-construction, well maintained and in disrepair, celebrated and forgotten, etc. Kirty has created a new window (a new view) into this book by using over lapping to create an illusion of a boy, who is Ivan, looking through a new page. He did this by cutting a square on the next page in the book. Kirty uses an X-Acto knife to carefully cut this square out of the page. Also, Kirty uses sharpie markers to cover up a huge amount of the pages leaving out a few words that create its own new story. These words creates a whole new meaning of this page. “So that’s what it looks like”.
The second piece is called, Inside the House. In COMD 1100 Kirty learned about Shape (Organic, Geometric), Frame, Figure-Ground (Obvious, Ambiguous), Unity, Economy which he incorporate in this piece by blocking out a huge amount of the page and selected words and phrases to emphasize. “Opening her eyes” and “Photograph of the house when it’s winter”, which he used to create images. The first image is an eye-opening, which Kirty showed by drawing a closed eye and a second eye which is opened. This represents organic shapes. Then he uses white computer paper to cut out the shape of a house to emphasize the “Photography of the house when it’s winter”. Kirty chose white paper because snow is white and snow falls in the winter. Kirty then used the cut out of the house, which is the silhouette and glued it on the previous page. Also useing sharpie to create what it seems to be the inside of the house. This represented Geometric shapes.
The third and last piece of this exhibit is called, Blue Print. “Blueprint” was created when Kirty painted over a picture with saturated primary colors. Also, in COMD1100 Kirty learned about creating simple compositions demonstrating an accurate understanding of saturation, which includes Hue, Saturation, Prismatic Color, Muted Color, Chromatic Gray, Achromatic Gray, Luminosity, Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Complementary Colors, Warm, Cool, CMY, RGB, RYB color models/systems. Kirty represted this concept by painting a blue box, and inside that box is a print of a foot-step, hence the title Blue Print. After painting over the picture, Kirty then closed the book allowing the paint to print over on the other page creating a paint splatter effect.
Born 1996 in Guyana
Lives and studies in New York
Oh! So that’s what it looks like, 2015
Sharpie on paper, 7.5″ x 5″
Kirty created this piece using an X-Acto knife to carefully cut this square out of the page, revealing the Portrait of Ivan that is on the previous page. Also, Kirty uses sharpie markers to cover up a huge amount of the pages leaving out a few words that create its own new story; Oh! So that’s what it looks like.
Born 1996 in Guyana
Lives and studies in New York
“Inside the House” 2015
Sharpie on paper, White computer paper, Highlighter, 7.5” x 10”
Kirty blocked out a huge amount of the pages using a sharpie marker. While selecting words and phrases to emphasize, “Opening her eyes” and “Photograph of the house when it’s winter”. Which he used to create images. Kirty uses paper to cut out the shape of a house. The cut out of the house was glued on the previous page.
Born 1996 in Guyana
Lives and studies in New York
Paint on paper, 7.5″ x 10″
“Blueprint” was created when Kirty painted over a picture with the saturated primary colors which includes blue, red and yellow. Kirty painted a blue box, and inside that box is a print of a foot-step. After painting over the picture, Kirty then closed the book allowing the paint to print over on the other page creating a paint splatter effect.