Adidas by Calvin Ho
Ho is an Australian independent art director,
often between Hong Kong, Melbourne, and Berlin.

I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing. 

– Francis Ford Coppola

Beauty in Numbers

Preface

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

 

Videos of Interest:

Flat Black Film’s Line & Shape Studies:
1 2 3 4 5

Starting Our Project


You have a couple options. They are Data Visualization, Fractal Art, Geometric Abstraction, and Op Art. You will have about two weeks, or roughly 7 hours to work on this. Make sure you choose something that can be developed through this period of time.

Research

Research each option. Keep track of useful websites. You’ll need them for the write-up that will go with your project. We’ll talk more about that later.

Make sketches of possible ideas, of things that inspire you, of what you want to explore.

Plan

Things to think about and plan:

  • Decide which idea is most likely to be successful
  • Create deviations of that idea
  • Experiment in Illustrator to work towards methods of actualization.
  • Determine different ways you can actualize your idea.

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