Week 1 – The Ice Cream Cone
For this assignment, we were limited to only black and white, and we could only use the ellipse(), rect(), and triangle() functions once. Using these constraints we were instructed to draw an ice cream cone.
Week 2 – The Martian
This week we were to design a book cover for The Martian. Again, we were limited to basic shapes and black and white.
Week 3 – Form
To explore form, we were assigned to create a design with two shapes. One shape was to represent ‘sharp’ and one shape was to represent ‘wet’. This was our final assignment that was required to be completed using only black and white.
Week 4 – Color
This design was based on the word ‘tense’. We were to come up with two color systems for the same design, one where we thought the color system worked well and one that didn’t.
Week 5 – Typography
The assignment was to design a typeface based on the meaning of the word.
Week 6 – Grid Systems
After learning about how to use grid systems in design, we were instructed to design a book cover using a grid system. I picked one of my all time favorites, Le Petit Prince.
Week 7 – Logo
For this assignment, I tried tackling the ITP logo. I wanted to create something that fit all the different interests of today’s ITP student.
Week 8/9 – Repetition
This was by far my favorite print. I recreated a Marius Watz print using Rune.js. Obviously, it is not an exact replica as I let his style inform my design system rather than the exact design. The code uses lots of randomization so that each rendering is different than the last.
For my final project, I wanted to revisit my midterm and try to improve my design for the ITP logo. First, I created a series of generative logos. They are loosely based on the floor plans of the floor and I wanted the outline to have a similar aesthetics to a printed circuit board. I then took these generative shapes to determine the shading of various icons that represented ITP to me, such as a LED, a foosball player, or a binary number.