Visual Hierarchy: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

c studio mini: fall 2020

9/10–9/12/2020: Part 1

(above) home page + upcoming lectures
(left) New & Noted page; (right) example of an author speaker under New & Noted

3 Adjectives:

Descriptive Sentence/Their Mission:

Exploring and Analyzing Hierarchy:

(above) content I was assigned for the exercises + looking at content priority in the hierarchy
1 + 2
3 + 4
1 + 2 + 3
1 + 2 + 3
1 + 2 + 3

Combining Stroke Weight + Other Exercises:

(above) composition type 1
(above) composition type 2
(above) composition type 3

9/15/2020: Part 2 Color + Scale



(above) color palettes created from cut magazine pages
(above) color palettes inspired by the magazine colors

Color in Text:

Color in Background:

(above) the first thing I saw when I entered the website
(above) purple and blues — dark lecture hall inspired
(above) color compositions by everyone in class — the purple composition I made is on the furthest right


(above) 1 + 2
(above) 3 + 4
(above) class notes

Trying It All Again:

Some notes:

9/20/2020: Part 3 Image



(above) brainstorming image ideas

Plant Imagery:

1 + 2
(left) original image; (right) another plant picture I was considering

Cats Cradle:


(above) the original images I wanted to use


Composition 1 + 2
(above) original image that was used
(above) blend layer + opacity settings
(above) blend + opacity layer applied

General Critique from Peers and Vicki:

9/24/2020 Final Iteration:

(left) original poster; (middle + right) figuring out what type of grid fits best
(above) experimenting with the addition of the descriptive sentence
(above) Final Poster ***red-orange prints out more red

Final Critique:




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