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.

CD&F; October 11-17

This week has been a week about wrapping up the extruded letterforms. We had photographs of our letters(or numbers) due wednesday trying to show four of the six contrasting elements in our forms. It was much harder than it sounded. Even after our second wave of critiques, I still have to go back a third time to reshoot photos to properly finish this assignment. My form, while being very dimensional and having manyyy possibilities, is still rather limited. The way I constructed this was a horrendous idea and it does not have the full range of motion that it has the capabilities to. Even after that fact, though yes it makes my job harder, it makes me become more creative and figure out ways to fulfill the assignment. It makes me have to work through situations differently than how I could if my project was up to my usual standards in craft. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, but this only makes em want to be even more creative in how I finish everything.