My Final Five
conservative moderate adventurous experimental outrageous
I believe after our in class review, I have come to much better understand the distinguishing characteristics of the five different categories. I now can estimate that a conservative design is very boring and close together; a moderate is more aware of it’s white space and not so centered; an adventurous one is where there is awareness of it’s design, while maintaining legibility; experimental is nearly all about noticeable design and hard to read, though still barely legible; while outrageous is complete disregard for all meaning of text and simply an image incidentally made of text. Below are some newer drafts based on class review.
outrageous outrageous outrageous adventurous moderate
experimental outrageous outrageous conservative outrageous
experimental adventurous experimental adventurous moderate
My first five
I admit, this project was proving to be very difficult for me. While I enjoyed working with a single letter and being able to experiment with the size and its outlines, I found working with whole text very taxing and awkward. I can recognize that this project is meant for us to look at whole text as a body composed of spacing and appropriate choice of alignment to express something about the text, but it’s such a stiff block of material to work with that I find it very uninspiring and dull. I cannot yet see what contrasting space between lines here and there do to express an idea. The only creative part I am enjoying is categorizing the “experimental”, and the “outrageous”. Below are the one I first chose for in class review.
adventurous adventurous adventurous moderate outrageous
adventurous moderate adventurous experimental outrageous
adventurous adventurous moderate moderate outrageous
The purpose of this project is to take five paragraphs of text from “Printing in Europe”, and experiment with the lead and tracking of the paragraphs. We are to take into considerations how each of the paragraph alignments and placement in their box express a certain feeling to the viewer. In this case we will be labeling them into categories of conservative, moderate, adventurous, experimental, and outrageous, with conservative being the most legible, but least flashy, and outrageous being the least legible but most eye catching. Having looked at some examples, I know I will not be able to tell the difference between some. Below are my rough thumb sketches.