Here I have documented the 3 word pairs, playful-tension, compact-boundless, rhythmic-erratic.
I personally chose to expand upon tension-playful and rhythmic-erratic. Compact and boundless seemed too closely related to me to fully differentiate them.
I chose the pairs, playful-tension and rhythmic-erratic. Erratic, I wanted to stack the squares on top of each other to create a layered effect. I couldn’t do this, but I experimented with color to create the image in illustrator.
I think I will end up choosing the left images for each option I designed.
We also had to draw 5 figure-ground images using squares as well.
Thoughts: I incorrectly used the color in my erratic picture, I ended up going back to it in my final and changing the colors around. I could only use one other color other than black so I had to choose a different erratic image. I also ended up building upon the figured ground images I used. To truly get a 50–50 black and white image, I chose a shape (plus) that could fit together precisely like the checkerboards I drew up beforehand. I also ended up changing the corners of my tension image to show that the corners are in fact squares.
The final layout before printing.
Tension vs playful, erratic vs rhythmic, figure-ground.
After the crit, I realized that many people had the same problem that I mentioned earlier about compact and boundless. It was hard for some people to differentiate between the two, even though they are polar opposites.
I personally enjoyed the crit. As a non CFA major, it was my first crit. I enjoyed the anonymity that was displayed. People overall had the same intuitiveness when deciding which pieces best described the word pairs.