Less Is More

Less Is More assignment

Yet another assignment in the Graphic Design course (AR2301) at WPI involved illustrating an object taken from a list of 6 or so objects. The name of the assignment came from the restriction that we were given a black square and could only add white shapes to make up the illustration. I chose ice cream from the list and this was the result. The top two smaller squares were “practice” squares for us to… Continue reading »

Illustrating sounds

Illustrating three sounds

One of the assignments for my Graphic Design course (AR2301) at WPI was to illustrate three sound concepts from a list of 6 (I think) without describing them. So we couldn’t use text to say what a car crash sounded like; instead, we had to somehow convey the meaning using other techniques. I chose A Car Crash, A Clock Ticking and A Conversation between a Tuba and a… Continue reading »

Illustrating Gesalt concepts

Illustrating four Gestalt Theory concepts

One of the assignments for my Graphic Design course (AR2301) at WPI was to illustrate various “laws” from Gestalt Theory. I illustrated Similarity, Proximity, Continuation and Closure. This was partly an exercise to verify that we understood the concepts and how they related to graphic design and, as usual, an “opportunity” to practice more… Continue reading »

Designing With Type

Designing with type

One of the assignments for my Graphic Design course at WPI was to illustrate 2 words from a list of 6 (I think) using only type. We weren’t allowed to alter the shape of the letterforms; for example, one of the words was elephant and we couldn’t draw the word in the shape of an elephant. I ended up illustrating three words since I got an idea on how to do invisible. This… Continue reading »

Four Black Squares

Four Black Squares assignment

I recently finished a Graphic Design course (AR2301) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; this was the last free elective I needed to graduate. One of the assignments was to illustrate 4 words from a list of 6 (I think) with each illustration using only four black squares. The assignment had to be done in Adobe Illustrator and the squares could be partially outside each container square. The goal was to get us to “think visually” and operate within… Continue reading »