Friday, 15 September 2017

Mind Map, Mood Board, Concept

Self-Expression Poster Mind Map

Self-Expression Poster Mood Board

Self-Expression Poster Concept

Friday, 8 September 2017

Milton Glaser

This design bring to attention the oil pollution that people have contaminated the oceans 
around the world with.
Glaser uses figure and ground in this design. 
It emphasised the oily water is caused by people.
Glaser uses tertiary colours with a dull intensity within the human shape. 
and a complimentary colour in the background to draw the eye to the human shape.
The design fits into the 'golden section'.

Glaser uses the wild hair as an expression of imagination, ideas, thought that is endless.
Again, Glaser uses figure and ground to bring the attention of the viewer to the contrasting colours of the hair.

This design uses a well known character (Akira) and uses the figure and ground give shape to the character. The designer uses primary colours colours that represent the character in the animations. 
Each piece of hair is like a cable, which represents parts of the story of Akira.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Recognising Gestalt Principles in MC Escher's And Luba Lukova's works

MC Escher

  • Similarity. The character on the right is placed at different angles and different shades to move from the character into cubes, which turn into buildings.
  • Continuation. With the flow if the buildings the eye is drawn from the from the either side of the image. From the character on the right to the detailed buildings on the left, and vice versa.
  • Proximity. The cubes and the character is placed closed together to create a group/pattern

  •  Similarity. The spider and frog looking things are similar to each other.
  • Proximity. The spider and frog things are placed close together. 
  • Closure.  As the white frog things get less details as the go from black background to being fully white.  The spider things do the same thing but doing from the white background the being fully black.

  • Reification. The image has a 3 dimensional aspect which makes the eye/mind see something that isn't actually there.
  • Continuation. The spirals in the image draw the eye to follow the spiral

Luba Lukova

  • Similarity. There are four similar outlines of the girl.

  • Figure and Ground. The reflections in the saxophone are not only reflections but people. 
  • Similarity. The buttons on the saxophone are similar to each other.

  • Figure and Ground.  The people in the image form the letters L.O.V.E. As well as showing what "love" looks like.  The 'V' also makes a heart. 
  • Similarity. The people in the image are all very similar to each other

Friday, 11 August 2017

Colour Theory Pt 2

Colour Theory Pt 1


The primary colours in photography was easy to find. The colours work well as each colour makes each other stand out.


The Secondary colours were. also, easy to find. These colours can look nice together is used well, like  in the first to images. 


The tertiary colours, I found were harder to find. These colours are resonate against each other and are my favourites. :)


Analogous colours were easy to find. The gradience from going from one colour to another works really well and is pleasing to the eye. 


Complimentary colours were easy to find in photography. By using a colour in the background that complements the subject in the image, the subject stands out from the background.

All images are not my own - all rights belong to those who took the images. 
They were taken from google images.