final-climate-change < link to Final infograohic PDF
Researched images for info graphic idea. ^
- environmental warning graphic
- images of ice caps melting
- facts and data to relate to symbols
- easy to read and understand quickly
I chose to make symbols that were easy for the viewer to associate with climate change (causes and effects)
I chose two bright colors that worked well with my concept of temperature. (hot and cold) I changed the opacity of these colors to achieve a range of importance in my infographic.
simple font that exemplifies the word “change”. The black and white print has a stronger message in comparison to the color print.
I enjoyed this project overall. I liked learning new ways to change font and work with graphic design. It was at first difficult to create a unified composition, where both the font, graphics and data worked together to result in a finalized print. Once I was able to come up with a color pallet and design that flowed nicely, I found the information could be read much clearer.
To begin the internal landscape assignment, I took the images I shot and altered them to attain a more abstract composition. After choosing one image to work with, I sized and gridded the image in order to transfer it onto a large piece of drawing paper. I proportionally scaled the grid onto the paper and lightly sketched my composition. When I continued drawing with charcoal I struggled to get refined details in parts of the image that appeared distant. I think I was successful in creating a good value range, but if I could redo this project I would try to perfect the details of my composition.
My groups goal was to design a garment that resembles the transformable use of Central Park. When we began discussing ideas for this assignment, we immediately decided we wanted to make some kind of simplified object that could serve more than one purpose for its users. Fashion is an outlet for almost anybody to express themselves. People use clothing in many different ways, and we wanted to create one effortless design that could be altered and manipulated to accommodate the seasonal changes of the east coast. Similarly to the many ways people use Central Park, our garment can be converted into different forms depending on one’s personal style as well as the seasonal changes. Our design can be converted into an overcoat, a vest, a skirt and pants, by simply snapping buttons that we have placed strategically throughout each garment. Central Park represents a diverse range of people of all different cultures, shapes and sizes. We constructed our design to adapt to all different varieties of people. We chose to make the garments neutral colors of grey and white, which will also allow its multi-gender users to pair and match them with almost anything. The garment is also made with giving fabric, in order to stretch and tighten to different sizes.
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During our class trip to Central Park, I was able to notice specific behaviors that I had not previously focused on. My attention was always drawn to the “life” within the park. I saw hundreds of people and animals of all different cultures and environments and studied how they interacted with “nature”. Central park is a massive collection of trees, paths, reservoirs, and fields, that were strategically designed by humans for the purpose of obtaining “nature” within a cosmopolitan city. When I began observing, I noticed how city/modern cultured seeped into the greenery and simplicity of the park. I even noticed a visible difference in the way animals interacted with humans within the park. Squirrels and Turtles went as far as to touch and eat food out of tourists hands. That is something that would not be seen in the “real” wilderness or even in a suburb.
When beginning this assignment I wanted to create a visual representation of the fear of being followed. My partner, Erin, told me that she is petrified of someone watching her, without her knowing. I chose to depict a silhouette styled portrait of two people. I left some features out so that the viewer could interpret the idea of anonymity. Living in New York, this fear has become more of a reality for Erin, and I wanted to show a real human face in my visual. Seeing human features can attach emotional meaning when looking at any kind of art. I wanted the viewer to consider who was watching who, in this work. I think it can be taken differently among different people with diverse fears.