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Elements of Design are:
Line, Shape, Space, Size, Texture & Colour.
Principles of Design are:
Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm, Unity, Contrast. These principles explain why certain orientations of lines, shapes, forms, textures and colours seem to be orderly and pleasing.
Today we will experiment semantic expressions with one of the elements (line). In a given format we will try to depict meanings with lines. We will use lines as the syntax for our assignment.
To begin with you are given a list of words. You will work in a predefined format. The format will be provided to you in the beginning of the assignment. You should work within the predefined area with help of lines to represent semantic expressions of the following words:
01. Travelling/ going away
10. Stop/ halting
12. Smile/ frown
You are allowed to use only two lines. The modification of the line (at the nodes) should not create a sharp curve. A smooth continuity of a line is acceptable when done by adjusting the Beziers or spine handles. Stroke width of the lines should be 9 points.
Please Note: The work area is 240 x 180mm. (Horizontal).
Look at the figure for sample solution.
Chosen Word: Inflate
While thinking about the word “inflate”, initially I was thinking very obvious and illustrative. Then I thought these two lines as characters, so a small line watching other one inflating and taking a shape of a balloon - Saibal Datta (SID)
*Provided solution is an example, you can choose to create your new expression for the word.