LEAPS AND BOUNDS
This week in Design History class we were told to find a quote that we felt a connection to, and with that, create a piece that was both a combination of the Futurists and Dadaists style, or of the two schools De stijl and Bauhaus. I decided to take the direction of the Futurists and Dadaists.
My quote is “the leaps and bursts of style running through the page.” (Which I found in our text Meggs’ History of Graphics Design text book, on pg.251) Quoted by Giovanni Papini (1881-1956).
I found a lot of different quotes I loved, but this one seemed like the most fun to create a piece of work with. It jumped out at me, or rather, “leaped” out at me “through the page”. Aha, see what I did there? It was also a perfect quote for the Futurists style, and gave me a lot of inspiration. I felt that I could really play with the words, like the Futurists did. Take letters and arrange them in all sorts of chaotic arrangements that led the eye all around the page. Due to the style, sometimes it was almost impossible to even make out what a word once was, but none the less, it captured the reader and got them to focus in on the individual letters, really read what was in front of them, instead of simply skimming a page.
Having gotten the playful arrangement on the words and letter down, I needed to incorporate the Dadaists into my organized mess.
At first I had the word Burst exploding into pieces of itself, but that sort of defeated the purpose of the style, so I was given the idea that I should try some kind of collage. I loved the idea but it later dawned on me that I didn’t really know how to go about doing that…so…I hacked up some newspapers and slapped down some glue and I ended up with this. I’m sure I could have done more, given the time, but…you know how it is.
I do (somewhat) enjoy how to newspaper worked for the exploding feel I was trying to achieve. Though I don’t really think the collage feel got through enough…All in it, it was pretty fun to do, and I definitely want to try something like this again.