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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

interesting poem i explored today... written by weldon kees

For My Daughter

Looking into my daughter's eyes I read
Beneath the innocence of morning flesh
Concealed, hintings of death she does not heed. 
Coldest of winds have blown this hair, and mesh
Of seaweed snarled these miniatures of hands;
The night's slow poison, tolerant and bland,
Has moved her blood. Parched years that I have seen
That may be hers appear: foul, lingering
Death in certain war, the slim legs green.
Or, fed on hate, she relishes the sting
Of others' agony; perhaps the cruel
Bride of a syphilitic or a fool.
These speculations sour in the sun.
I have no daughter. I desire none.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

monday august 23. hw

grid = is a layout of equally spaced horizontal and vertical lines 

designers use the grid to place objects, type, and other designs in equal spacing and proportion or just for organization of a composition or design. 

“ The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee.
It permits a number of possible uses and each
designer can look for a solution appropriate to his
personal style. But one must learn how to use the
grid; it is an art that requires practice. ”
Josef Müller-Brockmann  

modular grid = a column grid with even more horizontal flow lines which divide the the columns into rows which creates the modules

    margins = define the active space of a picture plane

      columns = vertical columns

    grid modules = the areas created by the margins, columns and flow lines 

      flow lines = the horizontal rows

    gutter = the blank space which separates the rows and columns 

hierarchy = rank = order of importance

typographic color = the overall density that can be based on the type face, size, and spacing

  hierarchy can be achieved by:

  • composition-placement on picture plane
  • size - as compared to other objects
  • color
  • weight
  • style