Designing Programmes – a study

First of all I’d like to thank you a lot for all the views we’ve had for the past weeks. Sadly we haven’t had that much participation even if I can understand that it is not easy to take some of your spare time to ‘do stuff’. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you to participate and to comment on the work displayed. WHAT TYPE only makes sense when it starts to live by it self instead of being (like it is now) just a blog about our own work. So I’m going also to start writing about the work that is uploaded trying to promote some talking.

This work was a study based on a book I’ve been reading (Designing Programmes ISBN: 978-3-03778-093-0) by Karl Gerstner. The two circles side by side represent the ancient MAPPA MUNDI as a answer to the question. I’ve used a simple grid system by having every circle subdivided in for smaller ones ‘inside of each other’. The question big circle is also divided in 8 parts each of 45º. The smaller circles are placed on the axis of the divisions. As for the ‘effect’ on the smaller circles, the first part of the 4 divisions is rotated at 25º, the second one at -25º, to the third is added 10º taking the first as a start and making it a 35º rotation and then the forth (smaller one) is rotated -35º. When we move to the second small circle (or 4 circles to be correct) I start the first with 45º rotation (35º + 10º) and make the same routine as I’ve done before. This allows that the inner circle of the last circle (which is near to the first one) has rotated -175º (very near 180º which is half of 360º that all the circles did around the question). The left big circle is achieved by rotating each of it’s four parts 0º 16º 32º and 64º.

Poster Type: Avant Garde

By: Pedro Monteiro


About Pedro Monteiro

As Digital Art Coordinator I've been working on planing and designing solutions to publish across different digital platforms, as the iPad, Android tablets, etc. As an consultant for INNOVATION I've been working on concept, project managing and designing applications for several media.
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