For this exercise, you will take a brief departure from your selected objects and focus on the pure landscapes of minimal abstraction. Again, all solutions must be 127mm x 127mm and mounted on a 254mm x 254mm middle gray board. Center the smaller square on the board. In addition, carefully scan or photograph your work and size each image to 360 x 360 pixels. Upload the images to your directory on the server. Name each file the number of the problem, substituting underscores for periods and save as the highest quality .jpg format (e.g. the image for problem 2.2 will have the name 2_2.jpg.) Have your work neatly organized on the wall before the critique begins at 10:00. Be prepared to defend and support all design decisions you have made in arriving at your final solutions.
Using a 12 x 12 unit grid as the basis, create a composition out of rectangles. Design the entire space, including the grid units left blank. You may use up to 3 distinct values for your rectangles.
Create a gradation from black to white that fills the entire page. Use only pure black and white elements.
Develop an abstract composition from points, lines, and planes and using three different formal contrasts.
Using only lines, develop a composition in the spirit of Wolfgang Weingart's studies on pages 206 - 211 of his book Typography. You may develop this as responsive software (see note below).
Imagine a hypothetical physical system which generates abstract form. Within your image area, show between 3 and 9 examples of graphics generated by your system. You may develop this as responsive software (see note below).
Notes for developing software solutions:
Make a 360x360 pixel responsive composition in the development environment of your choice. Upload your executable file to the server and modify your HTML page associated with the correct problem. If you choose to develop a responsive composition, print a representative image and mount it on a board. Working in Proce55ing is encouraged.
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