Monday, July 4, 2011

week nine: seven deadly sins

noun   /rath/
angry, violent, or stern indignation

noun       /envee/
a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard toanother's advantages, success, possessions, etc.

My definition of envy is when you find something about someone that you admire and want, and then you let it flood your mind to the point that it's always in the back of your mind. That's what I tried to illustrate here.

noun   /gluht-n-ee/
excessive eating and drinking

noun   /greed/
excessive or rapacious desire, especially for wealth orpossessions.

noun  /luhst/
a passionate or overmastering desire or craving

Lust was by far the hardest one for me and my least favorite now that they're all done. I wanted to illustrate an overwhelming desire for whatever is the object of the lust (sex, power, etc.) in any form.

noun   /prahyd/
a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity,importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

noun   /slawth/
habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness. 

Yes, there's no O. Yes, that was on purpose. This is the laziest spelling of sloth.

PS: These all look way better if you click on them for a full view. Especially Greed.

Monday, June 27, 2011

week eight: pristine


adjective /ˈprisˌtēn/
  •  In its original condition; unspoiled.
  •  Clean and fresh as if new; spotless.
Click for full view.

Monday, June 20, 2011

week seven: ninja

noun   /ˈninjə/
a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and assassinations

All of the letters might be hard to see when it's this size. Full view if you want to find them all.

Monday, June 13, 2011

week six: agoraphobia

noun /ˌagərəˈfōbēə/ 
The fear of wide open spaces

Monday, June 6, 2011

week five: cluttered

adj   /ˈklətəred/
  • filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
  • not neat and tidy

Monday, May 30, 2011

week four: strange

adj.     /strnj/ 
  • Out of the ordinary; unusual or striking.
  • Differing from the normal.

Monday, May 23, 2011

week three: bounce

  • Move quickly away from a surface after hitting it; rebound: he was bouncing the ball against the wall
  • Jump repeatedly up and down, typically on something springy: bouncing up and down on the mattress
  • Move in an energetic or happy manner: Linda bounced in through the open front door

Monday, May 16, 2011

week two: squeeze

–verb (used with object)    /skweez/
  • to press forcibly together; compress.
  • to apply pressure to in order to extract juice, sapor the like: to squeeze an lemon.
  • to force out, extract, or procure by pressure: to squeeze juice from an lemon.

Sorry it's so small. It's either this size or waaaayyy too big. Click for full view. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

week one: precarious

        adjective /priˈke(ə)rēəs/
        Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse
      This started out as perilous but I decided it looked more precarious than perilous. So I swapped out the letters and did a bit of rearranging and made in precarious instead.
      Thoughts? Suggestions for next week? Let me know!

Friday, May 6, 2011

the project defined

So back in Graphic Design One we did a project that I thought was pretty cool. The project was to pick three words from a list and illustrate them using nothing but the letters in the words. Here's the three I did. (Keep in mind this was the first graphic design class I'd ever had so don't judge to harshly.)

This summer I decided I'm going to expand upon this project and choose a new word every week to illustrate. The plan is to upload a new one every Monday starting May 9th.

Here are the rules:
  1. The image has to illustrate the meaning of the word using the letters in that word. 
  2. Letters may be repeated as many times as necessary but the word has to be at least vaguely legible in at least one place.
  3. No extra elements (boxes, lines, etc.) may be used with the exception of one box to change the color of the background.
  4. Colors may be used but textures, patterns, etc may not be.
  5. Letters may be distorted but not to the point where they can't be recognized.
Hope you'll come by every Monday to check out the newest uploads and comment with suggestions for words to illustrate.