Friday, October 29, 2010

Find and Share Spread


This two page layout has a simple 3x3 column/row grid form, split up by both image and text. The source page of this magazine, the index, also uses a grid set up for the single page. Noticing the similarities of the two together, they both hold the sam compositional layout. The only difference is a single page verses a two page composure. I found this interesting when looking through multiple magazines, due to most being consistent as a whole set of page layouts rather than having a myriad of different types of layouts within a single magazine. Though, the general compositions may very between pages there is most always a distinct grid set for all of the pages combined. This may include having a full-bleed image on one page and next to that a set of text, title, etc, thus being repeated on every or every other pair of layouts throughout the magazine.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Making Changes

Before Critique
Original Edits after Critique
Further Edited

I've done a bit more than has been asked of me as far as editing and I'm unsure if its a good thing or a bad thing.  I was simply a bit unhappy with what kind of results I was getting from the edits I was making. There is a little bit of trouble in  my leave of experience for these kinds of outlines, perhaps feed back would be helpful.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blog Header/Background

I find my blog kinda hard to look at. I try to get the pattern as small as I could without losing the pattern itself. I like the concept of the header but I'm unsure what I could do to make it more readable. As far as the makeup of the pattern and the header, its seems to not reflect me so much. The color palate on the other hand might a bit more just on its own; kinda clam and mellow/quiet. The background and the informative area of the blog together seem to be a lot to take in all at once, making it hard to show the importance of the material being shown on the blog itself. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Got Calcium Monogram as a final

Time to integrate it into my page lay outs, soon to come.

Refining up on Calcium Monogram


      The final selection for my calcium monogram is the one in the top right corner and the one on the left in the second row. These were chosen to be the most successful, having the most interesting forms as compound shapes. Next we will print to make sure that our monograms work in a large scale and a small scale.

Friday, October 15, 2010



Saturday, October 9, 2010

Periodic Element Research


Name: Calcium
Symbol: Ca
Atomic Number: 20
Atomic Mass: 40.078 amu
Melting Point: 839.0 °C (1112.15 K, 1542.2 °F)
Boiling Point: 1484.0 °C (1757.15 K, 2703.2 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 20
Number of Neutrons: 20
Classification: Alkaline Earth Metal
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 1.55 g/cm3
Color: Silvery
Phase at Room Temperature: Solid
Element Classification: Metal
Period Number: 4    Group Number: 2    
Name Origin: from the Latin word for lime, calx.
Atomic Structure:
Number of Energy Levels: 4
                                    First Energy Level: 2
                                    Second Energy Level: 8
                                    Third Energy Level: 8
                                    Fourth Energy Level: 2

            Calcium is almost always within a compound, due to its high reactivity with water and oxygen. Calcium Carbonate (Ca CO3), also known as limestone, is one of the most common compounds in which calcium is formed. Also due to its high ability to react to oxygen and water, calcium in nature is never found as a metal. Humphry Davy chemically discovered the metal or metallic form or calcium.
Calcium is commonly recognized as the essential make up of bones and other common materials like shells and coral. It is used for lost of thins such as mixtures for cement, the material used for sculptures, roads, glass, marble, and chalk, however metallic calcium alone has very few used. Calcium is also the 5th most common element in the earths crust, as well as the 5th most abundant element in the human body.
Bentor, Yinon. Chemical - Calcium. Oct. 8, 2010 <>.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Final Bitmap Word Construction

     Improvements from my critique, included the legibility of my "s" to the slightest bit and just a miner adjustment to a few of my capital letters. The "s" looks a lot better the curves of the s shape are now slightly more open giving a little more space for allowing the shape to appear more distinct. For my capital M and the N I simply added an extra row of objects to the far right stroke of the letter. In order to balance this addition to the letters I also added a row to the top stroke of the P and the R.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Color Studies in Beding

(need to retake with better lighting)


Tetradic (Double Complementary)


Split Complementary



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bitmap Words

This project involves the placement of objects onto a grid from, allowing for the make up of a bitmap letter form. My object consisted of foam stickers in the shape of hands and feet. The words chosen for arranging these letters are related to the objects themselves. My words are shown bellow in bitmap context:

Up close image showing the makeup of the letter from.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Revised and Added Bitmap Latter Forms

Typeface #1

Typeface #2

Typeface #3
If I use typeface #1 I'm not sure which of the three lower case h's works the best.


Use the curves tool in Photoshop, under the image/adjustments tab, in order to get the highest contrast of black and white in your photographs. If this is what you are looking for it works the best.