Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What's In A Line?

Meaning. Significance. Impact. Tension. Power. Force. Interest.

Before my Architectural Design class, I had no idea that a single line could mean so much, let alone when you put it in a combination of lines. When the lines begin to interact next to each other, they have completely different meanings. You could have four lines and rearrange them in several different orders and all of the outcomes would mean something different. Probably most of them wouldn't really work well and would hurt your eyes to look at, not seriously, but they would not be pleasing to your eyes. In the last month I have drawn about 500 lines--that's not an exaggeration. Then I picked one line and determined the design language of it and began to make a family of lines all with the same style. I then picked four of them, going from low intensity to a very active line. My lines are not in 1-2-3-4 order, they are mixed up because they work better that way. Here is my final outcome. I am very pleased with it.


Jill said...

That's INSANE. I've never thought of lines that way. I really like your final project. good work. I never knew 4 lines could look so awesome.

Taylor said...

Wow that is seriously cool. I really like the third line!