EXTRA CREDIT THIS WEEKEND:

Attend the Radical Networks Conference and sit in on two or more panel discussions. Write a two page reaction paper to the information being

presented. How do the concepts, techniques and questions being raised relate to issues being we are discussing in MEDP 150? Submit your papers to your lab instructor by November 1st to receive up to six points extra credit on your first exam.
Student 1 day tickets are $21 dollars, or else you can volunteer.
You can signup to volunteer here.

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Dan Flavin at Dia:Beacon

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Sol LeWitt at Dia:Beacon

These Swiss Design inspired rock posters are pretty sweet.

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Today you’re going to spend some time messing with color and patterns.

COLOR:

A quick review of RGB, HSL, and Hex color codes and what the heck they mean.

Here’s a cool project you may have seen that sourced color from digital photos to make an analog art piece.

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Some COLOR inspiration:

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We already looked at some cool geometric patterns a couple weeks ago

But what about hand drawn patterns?

John Maeda makes patterns using code.

Here’s 10 heavy hitter pattern makers from history.

Florence Broadhurst was a pretty cool dame.

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So was Loïs Mailou Jones

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And much like fonts and color if you find pattern is your thang you can have a whole career in it.

Places to go for inspiration:

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If you want to make some really cool geometric textures, this is a good tutorial.

Homework #5: Due October 26th

Required viewing from Lynda.com:
“Illustrator CC 2017 Essential Training” for the color chapter and “Illustrator CS6 New Feature” for the pattern chapter:
8. Working with Color
2. Pattern Creation (watch all three videos in the chapter, approximately 12
minutes)
Using Adobe Illustrator and the Adobe Color CC website*, create two documents that
use patterns and apply the color theories from the lecture. For one color scheme use
a Color Rule like analogous, monochromatic, complementary, triad, or compound. For the other color scheme, create a Color Mood from an image as demonstrated in the lecture.
Consider using geometric shapes like circles, triangles, squares or rectangles as
the basic building blocks for your patterns. You may have one shape on top of another shape to create visual interest. Use the “Pattern Options” window in Adobe Illustrator to designate the size grid, width/height and the brick offset of your pattern. Make
sure to save your pattern as shown in the video tutorial. Create one file that uses the Size: Film (4K) setting (4096 px x 3112 px) and the other that uses size based on the Print Tabloid setting (792 pt x 1224 pt). Export both images as a PNG file and po
st to your website.
On your website write a 500-word description about the color design you have chosen for both files and how you arrived at your decision. Explain what you might use these
patterns for (clothes, video bumper, gift wrapping, poster, etc..).
*Adobe Color CC: https://color.adobe.com/

 

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