VISCOM1; Vector/Bitmap + Motion


Pros;  With vector it is very simple to resize the icon both up and down, smaller and larger, without worrying about losing any detail to the image.

Cons;  With vector you lose any hope of the amazing details that you get with bitmap. Vector can be looked at as a simplified bitmap. You can take the basic shapes from the bitmap and vector those, but you can never have the same amount of detail tat bitmap gives you. It makes it much cleaner looking, but that's not always what you want, which is the case for me. I do not want to lose the bitmap. I want all of those subtle(and not-so-subtle) details in my icons.

Pros;  With bitmap you keep all of the quality of the image(the photo). Bitmap has all of the subtle detail and gradients that no matter how hard you try, they can never be reproduced vectorally(may not be a word but it works well here). Bitmap gives me all of the subtle vein-like details within my marks.

Cons;  With bitmap, resizing is much more difficult. It is very simple, and very successful, to size down a bitmap image, but sizing up is a whole different thing. When sizing an image up, you are requiring the computer to create more information that what it is given, and it is prettyyyyyyy bad at doing that. When you size up an image, it becomes blurry or pixelated, which is almost never wanted, and almost always very ugly.

Time + Motion

With motion graphics in the picture, it creates a whole new area to be able to explore and take your designs so much further. There are so many different ways to show motion and represent motion without actually ever having motion. There are ways to create motion through color alterations, and opacity adjustments. There are also ways to suggest motion without ever having the design be put to motion involving cropping and repetition.

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