DAaA- Illustrator Project

Fail Whale by Yiying Lu
Yiying teaches design at the University of Technology, Sydney AUS.
Yiying lives and works in Sydney, but was born in Shanghai, China.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. 

– Pablo Picasso

How are Numbers Beautiful?


Adobe Illustrator (link)

For this unit, we will be learning and using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Adobe Illustrator is a graphic creation software used to create Vector-based works. At the end of this unit, you’ll work toward creating a piece of art utilizing data, numbers, or other mathematical principles.

PDF About Adobe Illustrator CS6
Videos about Illustrator CS6 from Lynda.com
Videos about New Features from Lynda.com
Learning Illustrator Videos on Adobe.tv

Part 0

Look it up

Look into fractals. Look into vector art. What are they and what do they share in common with one another?

See What’s Out There

Your big project for this six weeks will be finding and working with a point where art and mathematics intersect. Look into things like infographics, data visualization, fractals, and op art. There’s some really cool stuff out there in these areas.

Check out this Adobe spotlight video on artist collaborative Onformative.

Part 1

Plan & Investigate

Your first big project will be to create your own illustrator work in one of these four areas; Infographics, Data Visualization, Fractals, or Op Art. There’s lots of stuff out there to look into for help. As you research, be sure to keep track of your resources- you’ll need them for the documentation that goes with your project.

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