Alison Colby – Design Studio I

Finding relationships, as Ivan Chermayeff has said, is what graphic design is all about. It is also what poetry is about—analogy, simile, metaphor, meaning beyond meanings, images beyond images. In the work of Chermayeff and Geismar, images are words, have meanings, communicate. They make visual images that are graphic poetry. – from the AIGA site: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/medalist-ivanchermayeffandtomgeismar

Rhythm originated in the Greek word rhymthmos, meaning measured flow, which they passed into Latin as rhythmus, meaning movement in time. In Music this can be a beat or a ‘call and answer’ phrase. In Design, rhythm can be referred to as point and counterpoint or ABA. For this project, you are to create a design based on music and focusing on rhythm.

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