Thursday, October 15, 2009

HOMEWORK 6 - MID TERM

Here is my drawing application

click on image to try it out -
1) click on color to change your line color
2) when you press the UP arrow, the line thickens.
3) erase erases the lines
4) clear will clear the screen


















- I'm havign trouble changing the line weight and then switching colors
- also only KEY_UP seemed to work - KEY_DOWN did the same thing as KEY_UP.

- swf.file
- HOMEWORK FOLDER

HOMEWORK FOUR

Finished reading chapter 4 in the text book

I got HW 4 done -
- HOMEWORK 4_folder

click here to view animation
Parsons experience

Here is my practice file-
- DisplayPractice_Chapter4

Concept: This semester had been particularly overwhelming and much to handle with all my classes - So I made a simple animation to show that emotion. Also how even while i'm trying to catch up with one homework other's seem to pop up.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Revised thesis statement + concept

Thesis

Question:

Hindi + English = Hinglish

If Hinglish can be spoken and written the question my thesis raises is -
How can a font express the notion of being Hinglish?

Concept:

To design two distinct display typefaces, those reflect upon the intermingling of two prominent world cultures in today’s era of globalization. A Latin font influenced by Indian culture; and a Devnaagri font, conversely influenced by Western Culture. By designing two different fonts I hope to address two the ends of the spectrum of the notion of being Hinglish.

Current Condition:

1) There are several Latin Display fonts available in the market that are developed from influences from other world cultures such as Arabic and Asian. However even though the Indian culture has strong recognition in the world it has had minimal influence on Latin type design.

2) Display Fonts in the Devnaagri script are few and far between and this has limited their use in graphic design in India.

Proposed solution:

Cross cultural fonts that support the notion of Hinglish and fill in a gap in the available display fonts-

- Being Display fonts they will only have uppercase letters and are meant for headings, and display lettering not for body copy.

- Display fonts can also take the liberty of being expressive and elaborate stressing more on the aesthetic appeal and feeling evoked and less on their legibility.

Users:

These fonts can be used by Design houses in India and the West (Europe and UK) -

1) Indian Designers that need to design in Hindi, and provide a client with a cross cultural, international mood, can use the typeface in such a way that it can be read by the local audience but also evokes a western / foreign look and feel.

2) Or Indian Designers that design in English but are trying to create an Indian look and feel via typography.

3) Western Designers that design in English but want their piece to have an Indian aesthetic via typography.

Monday, October 12, 2009

interesting flash interaction

I thought this was very cool

http://soytuaire.labuat.com/

brainstorming

Reading

have been pluging through the book diligently and have read
- chapter one
- chapter two
- chapter three

PRACTICE WORK

I have been going through the book and attempting the samples on my own to better understand the code -

here are my practice files

- practice1
- practice2
- practice3
- practice4
- practice5
- practice6
- practice_symbol
- practice_ipod

HOMEWORK THREE

Please download my Homework 3 here

- Homework 3.0

- Homework 3.1

I could not ge tthe advanced assignment to work entirely the way I was attempting to do it.
I have gone through the week-3 solution files and understood a better approach but would like to figure out if this way can work as well-

- Homework 3.2

HOMEWORK TWO

Please download my HW2 here