Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Assignment #4

For our color assignment I chose the color purple. Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

According to surveys, almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors. Purple is a very rare color in nature; some people consider it to be artificial.Light purple is a good choice for a feminine design. You can use bright purple when promoting children's products. Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.

Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.
The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. The Purple Heart is a U.S. Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.

Pantone has selected the color Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943) as the 2008 Color of the Year telling us: "Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement." 

Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.

Monday, September 13, 2010

assignment #3

For this assignment we had to break up the haiku we had been previously working on and interpret each line differently and separate them into its very own webpage. Then we used only html to design and interpret each line. My reasons for designing the Haiku this way are:

1. I chose to color the background in a way which somehow corresponded to the line. In the first page I chose a "hot" color. At first I went with a red but felt that red was more appropriate for the second page and instead opted for a warm yellow for the first page. I chose green for the third page to represent "blossoming". I felt like green is a color which represents spring time and particularly the blooming of plants and flowers.

2.I also used different fonts to interpret the line of the haiku. I chose futura to display the "wires" because it is thin and angular. I used a serif font and used italics to show its urgency.

3. I also changed the placement of the line on the page to somehow reflect the haiku. I chose a low position on the first page to show that it was "below" some thing. For the second page I showed the line all the way to the right as if to show that it was almost out of the page.

4. For the last slide I chose to space the letters of the line in order to reflect the word "bloom"

5. I chose to also change the font size to correspond the meaning of the line of the haiku. I felt the larger the type was, the more focus and emphasis it brought to that specific line.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Assignment #2

For this assignment we had to interpret a haiku using html. Here is what I did