Monday, August 31, 2009

cas~lon~lat~in

old long

when in doubting rome


the types were considered neither quaint nor old-fashioned: they looked like the ordinary text and display types of the day. When Caslon’s typefaces were revived in the middle of the 19th century, after the onslaught of the “modern” Didots and Bodonis, they were used at first for “old-fashioned” books and books that might or might not be read straight through. But by the turn of the century, Caslon Old Face (as it came to be known) had become re-established as a standard typeface; in the early 20th century, thanks to numerous revivals manufactured both for hand-setting and for the various hot-metal typesetting machines on the market, Caslon had earned its place in a rule of thumb for printers: “When in doubt, use Caslon.”

CASLON









peace


painful humor

hyperbole

pigfly

metapig

rhetorical trope called pun sounds the same



rhetorical



i will persuade you to follow



rhetorical journey path square

Thursday, August 27, 2009

PAZ23 by KcMoposter052

PAZ23  by  KcMoposter052

Wednesday, August 26

1A :: MOTION CAPTURE

project objectives:
- demonstrate a compelling and clear use of sequence in narration.
- explain how messages are constructed over time.
- demonstrate how point-of-view adds interest to a narrative
- learn the basics of story boarding to convey movement, direction, the passage of time and mood.
- experiment with a variety of media to tell stories.
- interpret principles of 2-d design within temporal media (balance, contrast, direction/motion, emphasis, rhythm, unity).
- explain the affordances of screen-based linear narratives in relation to printed communications.
- apply precise craft to the creation of story board panels and overall presentation.
- engage in thoughtful and positive group and one-on-one critiques.

choose an activity / sport / hobby / game you enjoy. do not choose the subject matter that you used for last year’s icon set. your choice has to encompass a range of actions/activities, and you have to be able to observe it firsthand this semester to make images, photos, video, and observations. it’s better if other people you know participate in it as well. there also has to be a t.v. program, t.v. station, video, or film about this activity (hg tv, nfl, documentary, etc).

choose an event / experience from your activity / sport / hobby / game to visualize over a ten-image book sequence from two points-of-view (yes, image class is already proving useful). consider micro and macro motions/events; complex and simple motions; various points-of-view (first, second, and third person. and what does that mean, by the way?); literal, abstract, or metaphorical actions. consider pacing and sequencing through your book. how fast is the experience going? are you maintaining a consistent speed, or changing speed? how can this be done in a book? is it possible to “freeze” the action?

by the end of the day (wednesday), post your activity / sport / hobby / game decision to your blog, as well as your chosen event / experience. label your post "na" for narrative class.

homework:
- two 10-frame sequences sketched out in 3” x 2” horizontal frames on 11 x 17 horizontal paper, one sequence for each point-of-view. this is your storyboard to show how the action progresses in your event.
- select a key moment in the event to render in three media of your choice -- 6” x 4” images. show both p.o.v.s for each medium on an 8.5 x 11 sheet, for a total of six tight images on three sheets.
example:
- 1st person p.o.v. in collage, 3rd person p.o.v in collage
- 1st person p.o.v. in photos, 3rd person p.o.v in photos
- 1st person p.o.v. in pencil, 3rd person p.o.v in pencil

any analog medium is fine, as are digital photos.

- document everything to place on your blog -- two 11 x 17 storyboard sketches and six rendering studies. label your post “NA” (for narrative)

Friday, August 7

find+share

we will look at one new short narrative form each class session, provided by you, dear students. the format is open -- it can be a book, magazine, motion graphic, short film, tv commercial or even a sequence of billboards. the important aspect is that it is a temporal narrative -- a story told over time. each person will be chosen at random in each class session, so have a few options in your back pocket at all times.

stick all of your found stuff here, or at least a reference to it if it's a printed piece. we will view in class to be sure everyone has the benefit of seeing them. good times, kids!

Saturday, August 16

ABOUT THIS BLOG

1
all project descriptions, objectives, specifications and deadlines will be posted here. it is your responsibility to check regularly for important updates, new assignments and topical references.

2
i intend the blog to function as an ongoing dialog and extension beyond the classroom. If you have project-specific questions that arise outside of class please ask. Everyone is welcome to reply and I will respond on/before online hours or in class.

3
required readings and discussion topics are provided to clarify and expand your knowledge of issues addressed in studio and design in general. we will discuss these either as a class or you will be asked to post responses to this blog.

4
visual & creative inspiration abounds online and i encourage you to embark upon serendipitous or purposeful surfing. once you find something share-worthy post it to "find+share".

5
occasionally i will assign an online crit in order to provide an alternative forum for classroom feedback and collaborative effort.

if those reasons aren't enough to get involved, remember, your online presence does count toward your online participation grade. i evaluate post quality and quantity, which is factored into individual project grades under the "process" and "participation" sections.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Louis Curtiss_architect of the FOLLY THREATRES beginning at the STANDARDS THEATRES as a burlesque house. I wonder if the trio or the new trio or jobim or the maocha new that they would ever end up being used as subject matter for competative collegiate level poster making. I wonder if any of those people guessed they would be performing in some way or another within the walls of a theatre visited by so many famous.bogart, or brilliant.marx brothers- or visa versa

the storm from the flower

I am in the process of writing a poem that has manifested itself through the sounds I've heard coming from the cloud of the trio de paz. so far I think one song has connoted thoughts of the flowers transformation into a storm cloud.
By a certain time the a storm of fruit begins to build a head. The head will be cut up into blocks of knowledge and tools and words of teachers. just before the compression of the accumulations complete, the flower must decide to become a cloud as well or be trapped in the rain and the sun for all of its short life.

right before a flower goes on its way to change, a snapshot is taken of the rebirth.

I to my ability I'll conjure this fruitful journey of positivity into a heap of floating symbolism.


JAZZ VISUAL INSPIRATION

I've taken some authorship in the notebooks I've photographed. The notebooks seem to be in a dark place. This is meant to start setting the tone of my research as it emerges into the approachable access of the blog. In our new typography book "Elements of typographic style", I've found one of my favorite phrases regarding design.... goes as follows__typography makes at least 2 kinds of sense if any: one is visual sense: two is historical sense.

this phrase begins to help me make sense of my process on the project at hand 'get more familiar by listening to their music, reading reviews of their performances and studying their background. Gather and/or produce a range of visual assets . Find info that is intriguing and distinguishes them as jazz musicians.


(colors, textures, rendering styles, photos and typefaces)



I began by looking for the root source of the Trio De Paz - and found out at least 3 major things that made great sense.

1/ the group formed their name based on an original EL TRIO DE PAZ. the origin played some different instruments. Essentially the original group was a collection of musicians that came together in the spirit of the writer singer songwriter ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM who was born in RIO DE JANIERO.

I looked through this mans written lyrics before I YOuTUbed him. ANd I was blown away by his words. the first one I read was AGUA DE BEBER or to drink water. I've read and watched dozens more but as of now I still plan to use the theme of that first song for my final symbolisms.

FrenchtoCANADIAN by KcMoposter052

FrenchtoCANADIAN  by  KcMoposter052

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WATERS JOURNEY




































HARRY ALLEN


THESE ARE TWO GROUPS OF MUSICIANS BECOMING ONE JAZZ OCCASION. THEY ARE TALENTED-- PRESTIGIOUS. --THEY ARE READY TO TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE INFECTIOUS[ AND ]SUBLIME WORLD OF 'ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM AND 'MANY OTHER THOUGHTS OF RAIN'STING OF LOVE'BREATH TAKING FEELINGS OF HAPPINESS. SUCH IS THE MUSIC DESCRIBED BY THE All concerts at 8:00 p.m. with “JazzTalk” IN JAZZ FOLLY NEWS

pre-concert discussions at 7:00 p.m.

Season Tickets $72.50—$185

Single tickets $30, $24, $15


Maucha Adnet and tenor saxophonist Harry

Allen, who will be paying homage to Stan

Getz. Collectively they will take us on a

journey celebrating the sublime and

infectious spirit of Brazilian music.

Brazilian Nights: The Music of Jobim

Trio da Paz

with

Maucha Adnet & Harry Allen

Sat. March 13, 2010 - 8 p.m.