This presentation pulls together some sources of inspiration and initial sketches for my thesis project, Sky Lights. Points of reference include Anthony McCall’s work, DIY light sculpture, modular lighting systems, open source hardware projects, and crowdsourced artwork. I’ve also included a few initial sketches of light sources and a mock up of skyline views from [...]
Working Title: Sky Lights What is it? Sky Lights is intended to be a public art installation, an open source hardware project and an online community. The hardware component will entail the design of a powerful light source using inexpensive, easily obtainable materials. I will design and build several of these light sculptures myself. The [...]
The exploded comic assignment required us to create an object “that unfolds over time, plays with scale, viewpoint, framing/shot, characters, rhythm and mood.” I approached this assignment with a specific narrative in mind. It is a story about my grandfather and his own father and grandfather, told to me by my father. My grandfather, [...]
These are the initial comps for the redesign of this site. I may need to fine-tune some colors, but overall I’m pretty happy with the general direction. I used a 16-column layout, which seems well-suited to the content of the Project Detail page. It should adapt well to the blog layout as well, where I’ll [...]
I’m getting ready to start redesigning my web site, particularly with attention to the portfolio section. These are the wireframes for the landing page and the detail page.
PANTONE 386 C recreated in RGB color mode. I think it should be slightly greener: Albers-style juxtapositions of colored squares. In this first one I varied brightness in steps of 20: Brightness varied in steps of 40: Saturation varied in steps of 20: And, finally, saturation varied in steps of 40: And, finally, here is [...]
This is what I came up with for a logo. It’s meant to be my initials. I started with ‘pg’ in the font BDDiscount (by my all-time favorite font foundry, Buro Destruct) and tweaked them a bit. This isn’t exactly what I was hoping to end up with, but I just don’t have the illustration [...]
These are my revised business cards. Replaced the diagonal stripes with an undulating dot pattern that conveys texture but is a more legible ground for the text. I’m pretty happy with these, need to get some printed up soon.
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Here is my name set in two serif, two sans serifs, and two decorative fonts. Trajan: Hoefler: Gill Sans: Helvetica Neue Thin: Edwardian Script: Bauhaus: A couple of experiments with typography and wordplay: