VISCOM1; Taxonomy Proposal

For my taxonomy of marks I will make a 4x8 wire-o book. The book will have black covers and the front will either have my final three marks, or just the word "Taxonomy" on it. The table of contents will be clearly set up and there will be very clear section title pages at the beginning of each new section of marks. Each page of marks will house either 3 or 4 marks trying to keep down on the clutter and make it much more presentable and understandable to the reader. I will scan my marks at a very high resolution so when I print them off they will be very crisp. I will print on high-quality cardstock or nice matte photo paper.  To the right are a few examples as to what my cover might look like and how the section headers will echo the cover. The images will be printed black on white photo paper and the covers and section title pages will be printed white ink on black to give nice contrast to the title pages. Words will be written on opposing pages that corralate to the images on right, describing them. Put documentation of found objects into the book to further clarify the marks?

The pages would be separated by connotative and then within the pages and sections they would be organized denotatively. For example, the pages would be separated into what the marks look like, then they would be further separated down from lightest to darkest. This is only one example, it could be done in other similar ways.

  1. cross/religious
  2. butterfly
  3. gong
  4. wind
  5. feathered
  6. brain
  7. pants
  8. embryo
  9. rorschach test
  10. weave
  11. vein
  1. object it was made by
  2. circular
  3. horizontal
  4. light
  5. dark
  6. medium
  7. thin
  8. thick
  9. square
  10. grunge

1 comment:

  1. clean page layout is a strength - but establish a consistent grid so text is aligned where boxes are - page to page.

    wire-o is a good format considering your visual layout.

    In class there was discussion about the left page being words and the right the associated images. You do not show spreads here - but that is something you should pursue.

    Organization by shared formal characteristics (your example "circular marks") is good approach and I encourage you to be more creative in these classifications (and the naming of them).

    How does the above classification relate to the objects, however, since bell marks could be circular as well as linear, triangular, etc?

    Revise your connotative lists - many are not associative - but are more descriptive of the shape itself.