Discovering visual communication.
Above: MCAD student, Jenny, from our introduction to graphic design gruppo.
Here are three examples from the initial problem (P001), a challenge to answer seven questions using only hand drawn indicators. A perfect resource for examining visual language and issues of idiosyncratic vocabulary.
Above: MCAD student, Samm. These approaches yield surprisingly open critiques, aesthetics are not yet as important as experimentation with visual strategies.
As always, the hand and mind lead the way.
Above: MCAD student, Ben.
Above: MCAD student, Joe. In the next stage (P002), the student answered the same questions using only found images. Again, the idea to explore visual communication strategies is paramount. Some surprisingly effective AND ineffective tactics were tested and discussed.
Above: MCAD student, Jaid.
Above: MCAD student, Brittany.
Above: MCAD student, Charlie.
Above: MCAD student, Daniel.
Above: MCAD student, Sean. As you might imagine, the next phase of sketches incorporate basic typographic signals along with the hand and the eye.