Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taxonomy of Marks: Natural vs Man Made

Jessie, Abby and I have a haiku that considers the natural and man-made.

In the open shop
Paperweights on picture books
Young springtime breeze

The first line automatically denotes man-made.  The second line includes natural and man-made.  The third line speaks to natural.  It's goes from man-made to natural. 

One way we want to classify is create two categories


(with the impression, it'd be like dropping something or making stamps of it)

Another considerations:
  1. man-made v. nautral --> method of mark making --> medium used
  2. man-made v. natural --> object used --> medium used
  3. man-made v. natural --> organic v. geometric 
Possible Format Sizes & Page/Binding Materials
  1. 8 x 9 in square
  2. maybe put 9 marks per square page
  3. spiral bound
  4. bright white paper to allude to the brightness of spring
  5. using wire-o's like in the book project

1 comment:

  1. How can your cover (title and typography) and page layout (typography and composition) simply but effectively reflect the contrasting concepts?

    Keep your classifications simple. This proposal is a little confusing to me.

    I suggest perfectly square (9x9 or 8x8).

    Please share my comments with your partners.