Fractal Art – Mandelbrot Set

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations. This fractal art is created by the Mandelbrot set, a formula that is extremely important for Chaos theory in mathematics. I do not fully understand how the formula works but the visual representation of the data was extremely…

Still Life That Isn’t So Still

When searching for still life art to draw inspiration from, I found this interesting project which incorporated coding in a really creative way. A developer names Scott Garner created the still life painting above by using a game developing tool called Unity 3D, a motion sensor and a basic C application which recreates gravity. The…

Evolution of STAR WARS logo

Based on our discussion about typography in class, it is interesting to see how some of the most famous logos in the film industry came about. For example, the logo for Star Wars went through numerous changes in the design process for each film era before taking the most ubiquitous form that it currently has….

Down The Street – Animation

I usually approach painting by creating a still image in my mind about what I want to depict but the animated PSA poster really pushed me to think about a world where those still images would interact, When thinking about how to connect my ideas together, I came across a studio company called Down the…

For Freedoms: 2020 Awakening

An artist-founded group called the For Freedoms is an anti-partisan organization that combines creativity and social justice to raise awareness. The artist-led platform gathers many institutions and collaborators dedicated to impacting collective change through civic engagement, discourse and direct actions. They recently led the 2020 Wide Awakes march on October 3rd as part of their…

Zora – The City That Remains Unchanged

In Italo Calvino’s book invisible cities, Kublai Khan experiences the cities through the eyes of Marco Polo as he describes them from his memory. When reading about each cities, the one that stood out to me was Zora – the city that remains unchanged. Zora’s biggest strength is that it has unchangeable, intricate patterns that…

Symmetry in Design

As we discuss more about speculative designs, icons and abstract art, we find ourselves exploring new and interesting concepts in design. One aspect that I gravitate towards when trying to create abstract designs is symmetry. It gives me a sense of balance which I find comforting. A Dutch graphic artist named M. C. Escher explored…

WasteShark: Tech for Clean Water

For the speculative design manual, I was thinking about creative ways to get rid of plastic wastes in the ocean and came across this marine drone by RanMarine called the WasteShark. This technology operates both as autonomous and remote-control model and performs waste and data collection in ports, harbors and other marine environment. Read more…

3D in Graphic Design

From our class discussion on the design trends for 2020, I found it quite interesting how 3D objects can be incorporated into graphic design. The image above was part of a concept art between NASA and BBC news which utilized 3D objects for magazine covers. Here, the idea of an astronaut being stuck in a…

The Painter Without a Brush

Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist who produced several photorealistic paintings and abstract works. One of his work called the Abstraktes Bild really stood out to me because it was created without the use of any brush. He used tools such as wooden piece, metal and squeegee to create momentum in this art. Click…