Design 1B: Form and Meaning

Week 1


Monday, In Class


  1. Choose an Object
  2. Write a description of the object aiming to be as descriptive as possible. Avoid any metaphorical associations, interpretations or contextual references. Try to describe at least 15 physical properties of the object. Save this as either a pdf, google doc, dropbox paper doc or text edit document.
  3. Choose 9 physical properties of the object and represent each in a photograph. Each photo should show the same object in a different perspective. For example How would you represent “reflective” versus “rough” in two completely different photos.
  4. Choose 3 more physical properties of your object, and represent them through 3 different physical image making methods. These can be drawing, collage, stamping, painting, etc.
  5. The last 3 should be made digitally. You should make one raster image, and one vector. The third one you may choose to be raster or vector yourself.
  6. The use of typography is optional.
  7. Make sure all of your photos are 1200 x 1200 pixels (or 1200px wide and whatever height you want. Instagram displays things at 1200 x 1200 px squares). Please upload all 15 of your images to your individual class instagram page. We will all follow each other next week. Save your images in your google drive folder, as well. Make sure you have the live files (PSD, Illustrator, raw images) available to work on in class, as well.
  8. Read Bruno Munari, Design as Art excerpt and write a discussion question here


Thank you to Jerome Harris for developing this homework assignment