TYPE1; Elements; Bromine

These drawings above are my 30+ sketches of Bromine. Bromine's symbol is Br. These are the first 30+ rough sketches. We were required to work with combining the letters to make logo-type graphic drawings. The above images are of the original sketches of my element.

These, above, are my enlarged, refined sketches of Bromine's symbol. I picked out ten different drawings with Michael's help to blow up and refine. Then at the end of class the ones starred, along with the bottom left drawing are the three that I will reiterate five times each. I was working with combining the two letters to become one solid symbol. I focused on on the basic structure and connection of the letters and in my reiterations I will start working with different weights of the two letters trying to find the nice balance between the two. I will update this blog post sunday with my fifteen different iterations of BR.

About Bromine

Bromine was found by two separate chemists; Antuine Balard in 1825, and Carl Jacob Lowig in 1826. Balard accidentally discovered bromine while trying to create iodine. It was discovered in the ash of sea weed from Montpellier in the salts of the sea weed.  Lowig found bromine in mineral water from his hometown Bad Kreuznach. He used a solution of mineral salt saturated with chlorine to extract the bromine.

The main characteristics of bromine are dense, mobile, volatile, reddish-brown liquid. It evaporates easily to form a toxic, corrosive red vapor with a strong odor. It is slightly soluble in water and highly soluble in carbon disulfide, aliphatic alcohols, and acetic acid. The three main uses of bromine is used a bleaching agent, maintaining swimming pools, and as a fire retardant. It is only one of two elements liquid at room temperature. It is harmful for the ozone so it is slowly being phased out from most production processes.

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