Week 1: Visual Communication

For this week, we spent most of the time learning about different ways in which the positioning of images, or text, their font, or alteration to them can affect the way the observer views them, and as a result, how effective it is at doing it’s job. Firstly, we looked into the different types of systems (such as the human body, class system, etc) and had to choose one which would be the focus of our final piece at the end of the week – my chosen topic was the solar system (and space in general). We then worked with a partner to collect all the words associated with our system, and tried to show how size, uses of negative space, and placement of these words can be used to give different meanings to them. We then experimented with collaging, using cutouts from magazines to create distorted images that would shock / make the observed think. Finally, we came up with several ideas for collages relating to our chosen system, and then picked two which would be our final piece for this week.

Week 1: Example of space related collages (2D)

Week 1: Example of space related collages (2D)

Week 1: Example of space related collages (3D)

Week 1: Example of space related collages (3D)

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